Making Contemporary Theatre

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Making Contemporary Theatre

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    30
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    8
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    12
  • Overview

    Credits: 30.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None
    This module examines processes, techniques and modes of expression used by contemporary theatre-makers to create a variety of forms. We examine how the performance-making processes of significant practitioners function analytically, creatively, and practically. We consider how practitioners strategically deploy methodologies, conventions and techniques to produce particular outcomes. We consider how process is informed by content, genre, mode of representation, theatrical convention, and ideological and cultural context. We learn methods of workshopping and performing that can create stimulating and engaging theatre. Theatre-makers examined may include DV8 Physical Theatre, the Wooster Group, Forced Entertainment, Goat Island, Robert Lepage's Ex Machina, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Complicite, Grid Iron, and Station House Opera.
    Assessment: 50.0% Practical, 50.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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