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New Directions in Theatre and Performance Research

The aim of this module will be to familiarise students with research developments in specialist areas within the field of theatre and performance studies. We will be considering how we locate, define and engage with geographic, technological and value networks in a world that is increasingly interconnected and mobile. We will explore these ideas through practice, relating research methods to audiences and differentiated research outcomes. We will engage with intercultural performance and new media as areas for consideration. This module will enable students to engage in research-led investigation of these ideas involving both primary and secondary material, in and through performance and writing. Students will demonstrate their ability to research through practice, understand how different forms impact on research with, and for, different publics. They will also learn to communicate creative and critical ideas in various ways, and to initiate and sustain intellectual work and discussion.