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TH232 - European Renaissance Festivals and Performance - 2012-13

School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies

TH232 European Renaissance Festivals and Performance
The aim of this term-long option is to provide an introduction to the study of a variety of Festival occasions that took place during the Renaissance and Early Modern Period in England and across Europe. Seminar introductions and discussion will include the social, historical, political and cultural significance of court and civic Festivals as well as the performative elements of such occasions. The process of commissioning and devising appropriate festivals, the entertainments (including masques and dramatic interludes), the festival books prepared, the costume, scenic and architectural designs, the involvement of fine art, music, ballet and spectacle and the reception of such occasions in the Renaissance, will be considered both in relation to specific Festivals and in the context of a more general understanding of the evolution of a shared performance language appropriate to such events.

Margaret Shewring (m dot e dot shewring at warwick dot ac dot uk)

Class Times:
Spring: Wednesday - 0930-1130 - G56

Assessment [50% examined]
15% - Portfolio (2 x 500 words) 1st Piece (email to tutor) 2nd Piece esub_button
35% - Essay (2000 words) esub_button
50% - Written exam (2 hours)

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