Theatre and Health (DRA2045)

30 credits

This module is a seminar-based option which explores the relationship between performance and health from a variety of perspectives.  There has been growing international interest in increasing collaborations between health, medicine and performance, and the module offers a response to this focus. The module will be of interest to students interested in social aspects of performance; in investigating the relationship between performance and the medicalised body; in the theatrical representation of health; to medical students interested in exploring theatre; and to any other students wishing to focus on these areas. There are no pre-requisite modules and the module is particularly useful for interdisciplinary study.