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CEA Partner Institution: London South Bank University
Location: London, England
Primary Subject Area: Theater Arts
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 4
This module provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical context of contemporary drama and performance. Students will be introduced to a range of historically important dramatic literature progressing sequentially from the dramatists of Ancient Greeks to the work of the Renaissance playwrights. This will enable students to make connections and draw distinctions between different historical periods and cultures. Students will explore concepts relevant to the study of drama such as performance space, dramatic language and genre, the place of the stage in society and cultural and critical theories of drama.