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Performance Studies and Theatrical Theory

Course
2021-2022

Admission requirements

N.A.

Description

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.

Course objectives

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.

Timetable

The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Assessment method

Assessment

Paper

Weighing

100%

Resit

N.A.

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.

Reading list

TBA

Registration

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

Not applicable.

Contact

  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Arsenaal

Remarks

For more information please check the website of the study program Film and Literature Studies.