Naturalism

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Naturalism

  • 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

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    Naturalism seems to be the theatre that all fashionable modern theatre people love to hate. This module aims to
    reconnect with the original dynamic energy of naturalist theatre, and to trace a century-long fascination with
    the art of making it look and feel real. We will look at new discoveries and explorations of nineteenth century
    science, and at radical moves in painting and literature, as a way of framing our exploration of naturalist
    drama itself. We will find out why it was so offensive to see a version of your own living room on stage and
    how theatre started to bring all the sordid realities of everyday life on stage. Seminars will involve extensive
    study of naturalist plays, from Ibsen and Strindberg, via Franz Xavier Kroetz to Richard Maxwell, film screenings
    and critical and historical texts that place the phenomenon of naturalism in historical and aesthetic context.

    Assessment: 30.0% Practical, 70.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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