Theatre Criticism

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theatre Criticism

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: coursework portfolio

    Theatre criticism, or the art of the review (as distinct from dramatic criticism), is a significant area of cultural practice and its relationship with the institution of theatre, the nature of the performance event and developments in dramatic literature and theatrical form is a complex and problematic one. Within the framework of an historical overview, but focusing particularly on the context of post-war and contemporary British and/or US theatre practice, this course will examine the forms, functions and discourses of theatre criticism. Students will have the opportunity both to consider critically the role of the theatre critic and, through their own writing, to articulate, evaluate and contextualise their own responses to a range of current performances.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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