School of English and Drama

Culture, Performance and Globalisation

Module code: DRA304

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Contact: Dr Michael Shane Boyle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will consider the practice and problematic of performance in and between different cultures, particularly in relation to the apparently pan-cultural phenomenon of 'globalisation'. Students will be introduced to, and will discuss key issues from discourses which seek to critique cross- and inter- cultural artistic practice (specifically those of post-colonialism and globalisation). They will seek to situate issues concerning culture within the practice of performance, whether this is from the perspective of the spectator, or the performer him/herself. The module will examine and formulate theory in relation to play texts, historical accounts of performance, video recordings and live performances.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6