Theatrical Interpretation: Practitioners (DRA1007)

30 credits

This module will introduce you to some important and influential modern Western theatre practitioners, situating them in their cultural and historical contexts. These practitioners innovated the art of theatre and enriched the interpretive potential of performance. We will explore some major aspects of modern theatre history, such as the authority of the director, innovations in scenography, new paradigms of physicality and movement, and new methods of audience activation. The module will inform you about the richness and diversity of 20th-century theatre, as well as its connections with culture and society, both historical and present-day.