Pretexts and Contexts of Drama 1 (DRA1010)

30 credits

This is an introductory core module which explores different theoretical and methodological approaches to analysing drama, theatre and performance. By developing new ways of reading theatre performances, your work as a scholar and a practitioner will become more sophisticated, informed and considered. You will be given the opportunity to reflect on live performances that you have seen in and around the local area by drawing on a range of approaches.

The module is taught through weekly lectures (2 hours) that currently follow approaches to performance analysis:

  • Actors and Performers
  • Texts and Scores
  • Spectators and Audiences
  • Feminism and Sexuality
  • Culture and Interculturalism

Small reading groups and tutor groups will enable you to explore the ideas, materials and methods of theatre studies in depth.