Theatre for the People

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theatre for the People

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • 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

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    This module will bring a historicising perspective to themes, modes and methodologies of community performance as it continues to be understood today. The module will examine the work of theatre practitioners, for example Lilian Baylis, Joan Littlewood and Ewen McColl, who have engaged in the making of theatre by, with, and for the people. Students will be introduced to the work of theatre companies and collectives, for example, GRAEAE, Prof. Dogg's Troupe, in an examination of the social, economic and political context of their work and how this shapes contemporary applied performance practice.

    Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
    Level: 5

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