This unit of study reflects on the issues and methods that constitute theatre history and its relationship to Performance Studies. We will consider the source materials on which histories of performance are based and some of the genres of historical scholarship that are useful for such historians. We will also study how descriptions and theorisations of creative practices from the past are influential in the work of contemporary theatre and performance practitioners.
1x group presentation, 1x1000wd essay, 1x3000wd essay
Selected readings available through the University Copy Centre
12 credit points at 2000 level in Theatre and Performance Studies