Theatre and Globalisation: 21st Century Black British Drama (DRA3086)

30 credits

What impact is globalisation having on British theatre? In order to begin to address this complex question we will look at a number of key contemporary black British playwrights and their plays. We will explore these texts in relation to a broad range of political, social and cultural events and issues in order to comprehend the local and global currents shaping 21st century British theatre. Throughout the course we will be debating issues of blackness, whiteness, Britishness and belonging in order to come closer to an understanding of how these texts - through their representation and response to a range of contexts – reflect, respond to and readjust our understanding of British theatre and the nation.