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Performance Studies and Theatrical Theory

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

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 timetable is available on the website.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

Total course load: 140 hrs

  • Lectures: 12

  • Study of compulsory literature and Assignments: 80

  • Preparation exam: 40

  • Exam(s): 8

Assessment method

.

Assessment

Paper

Weighing

100 %

Resit

Paper

Inspection and feedback

.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used

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 questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher T. Hui MA

Student administration: Van Wijkplaats
Coordinator of studies: ms. drs. E.M.T.Poolman

Remarks

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