This course gives an overview of the most important theories of performance, performativity and theatricality as developed in theater studies and critical theory. We will look at classic theories of theatre and performance studies, ranging from Hans-Thies Lehmann to Richard Schechner and Peggy Phelan, as well as theories of performativity developed in gender studies, speech act theory, queer theory and cultural theory.
Students have acquired
An overview of the fields of theatrical theory and performance studies
Insight in the various approaches to theater and performance
Are familiar with key concepts in performance studies and van use these concepts in analyses of a wide range of cultural situations.
Mode of instruction
Inspection and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Enrolment through uSis for classes, exams and final papers is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher Dr. T. Hui.
Student administration: Arsenaal
Coordinator of studies: ms. M.E. Dijkgraaf MA
For more information please check the website of the study program Film and Literature Studies.