A good Honours Degree in an appropriate subject. Candidates with other equivalent experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates must supply a sample of written work (approximately 3000 words).
Months of entry
This programme examines the ways in which the complex relationships between play-text and performance have helped to create the longe duree of theatrical and dramatic history and theory. Students will be introduced to a range of dramatic and quasi-dramatic material and discourse from different historical periods and cultures, and will explore the issues contingent upon differing conceptions of the roles and perceived dangers of dramatic representation and performance in those cultural contexts.
Theatrical and dramatic writing will be contextualised in terms of its chronological, cultural and geographical specificities and students will develop a familiarity with the variety of materials that can be used to explore dramatic performance and culture, along with a critical understanding of some of the ways in which the theory and practice of performance have been conceptualised and understood by scholars, past and present.
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate School Administrator
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