Theatre Histories (DRA1015)

30 credits

Theatre is a global phenomenon that has existed for millennia. It has deep, interconnected roots and long-standing, ever-evolving traditions. This module will introduce you to a diverse range of theatre from around the world and from different historical periods. You will explore theatre’s contextual specificity, cultural importance, social and political power, and its value as an object of study. You will learn how to think like an historian and how to practice theatre history by searching for evidence, examining sources, evaluating historical accounts, and conducting your own analysis of the theatrical past.