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TH111 - Introduction to Theatre

School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies

TH111 Introduction to Theatre
This module seeks to provide a basis for students’ studies in Theatre throughout their degree programme through an exploration of western theatre within its historical contexts, a consideration of the contribution of significant theorists and practitioners to western theatre; as well as an introduction to some non-western theatrical forms and an examination of the place of Applied Theatre in the contemporary theatre context. It will introduce students to historiographical and methodological problems in the study of theatre and to ways of analysing performance texts, performance techniques, spaces and audiences, while developing an awareness of the wide range of topics and approaches that constitute the discipline.

Jim Davis (
Office G27, Millburn House

Class Times:
Lecture: Monday 1500-1700 (SO.21)
Seminar Group A: Wednesday 0930-1030 (G52)
Seminar Group B: Wednesday 1100-1200 (G52)
Seminar Group C: Friday 1200-1300 (G52)
Seminar Group D: Friday 1400-1500 (G52)

Assessments [50% examined]
25% - PORTFOLIO 1 [esubmission]
25% - PORTFOLIO 2 [esubmission]
50% - 2 hour exam

Further Info
Seminar Group Lists A-D
Reading List
Assessment Timetable
Exam Timetable