The students are expected to:
• get a solid grasp of theatre terminology associated with theatre and drama, and more particularly with re/presentational theatre, epic theatre, environmental theatre, site specific performance, and other areas of theatre & drama studies.
• exploit authentic texts from the area of theatre and drama studies.
• develop skills of critical thinking and analysis through the examination of texts about re/presentational theatre, epic theatre, and environmental theatre and site specific performance.
Course Content (Syllabus)
A collection of authentic reading materials followed by comprehension and vocabulary exercises, and discussion questions. There are also sections that comprise broader activities that engage the students in more open and free-spirited tasks and activities. The texts touch upon various fields of theatre, drama and performance studies and are taken from a wide variety of sources. Indicative titles of units: Re/Presentational theatre, What are the given circumstances?, The fundamentals of epic theatre, The function of the actor, Environmental theatre and site specific performance, Types of stage action, Estrangement, Early modern views on theatre, King Lear, Hedda Gabler.