Topics


Topics include but are not limited to touring theatre circuits and Empire; Shakespeare and the non-English speaking world; theatre and the cold war; interculturalism and postcolonial performance.

 

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Objectives


The primary focus of this course is to analyze and problematize how theatre globalized in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 

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Learning Outcomes


  • Possess the critical vocabulary to conduct research on specific topics in theatre history.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the links between several influential theatre forms and genres and their socio-political and economic contexts.
  • Identify and apply transdisciplinary topics to theatre studies and conversely, learn to use performance analysis for other disciplines.

 

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Organisation


Class time will be devoted to presentations and seminar-style discussions. Students are expected to have read the required readings before attending class.

 

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Assessment


100% coursework, consisting of:

  • Oral presentation and Discussion (15%)
  • Midterm Essay (25%)
  • Final Essay (50%)
  • Participation (10%)

 

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Texts


Balme, Christopher, ‘The Bandmann Circuit: Theatrical Networks in the First Age of Globalization’, (2015).

Bharucha, Rustom, ‘A Collision of Cultures: Some Western Interpretations of the Indian Theatre’, (1984).

The required readings will be uploaded on Moodle.

 

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Last updated: 15 July 2019