Theatres of Space, Form and Colour: Constructivism and the Bauhaus (DRA2095)

30 credits

In this module, you will be introduced to histories, concepts, contexts and techniques relevant to Russian Constructivist theatre and the German Bauhaus. The approach will be oriented to practical work, developing skills in thinking visually and formally about theatre-making. This will offer an opportunity to use visual art and craft techniques to create striking images and to consider theatre as abstract art, while also asking why such work carried such political charge in the early decades of the 20th century. We will discuss whether it has the potential to speak to contemporary contexts with the same force, or if not, how it could be adapted to do so.