Theater II: Geschiedenis en theorie

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LWX002B10
Vaknaam Theater II: Geschiedenis en theorie
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
ECTS 10
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Theater II: Geschiedenis en theorie
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
1. demonstrate a clear understanding of the development of Western theatre from the late 19th century to the present, in relation to the broader aesthetic and cultural contexts.
2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the theories and practices developed by key theatre makers.
3. demonstrate a clear knowledge of the innovations of modernist and avant-garde movements and artists.
4. combine the study of the prescribed literature with further independent research in offering their own insight into the topics explored.
5. produce a piece of critical writing, drawing on a range of sources.
6. show familiarity with the academic codes of behaviour/ethics regarding references to and use of the work of others.
7. be able to continue to follow the academic literature in English and the debate in their field.
Omschrijving The course examines the key theories, practices, and artistic movements that shaped Western theatre and the performing arts from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. Recognising that modern theatre is underpinned by a longing for renewal, we shall look at the different ways in which directors, playwrights, and theatre makers conceptualised change and attempted to break new ground in theatrical representation. Special emphasis will be given to the rise of modernist and avant-garde movements and their significance in revolutionising theatre. Over the course, we shall explore the work of directors, playwrights, and theatre companies and collectives who sought ways to break with the staging conventions of their time and experimented with new forms and styles. More specifically, these developments will be examined in relation to the various attempts to challenge the dominance of the dramatic text by the historical avant-gardes (1910-1930), the neo-avant-gardes (1950-1960), and in postdramatic theatre. Through the study of play texts, critical essays and historical documents, students will engage with the changing views of theatre’s aesthetic, political, and social functions. The structure of the course does not adhere to a strictly chronological order but aims to draw links between the historical examples and contemporary performance practices.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(+ voorstellingsbezoek)
Toetsvorm essay, tentamen
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Coördinator dr. E. Ioannidou
Docent(en) dr. B. van Leuveren
Entreevoorwaarden Toegang tot het tweede jaar, d.w.z. minimaal 45 ECTS behaald uit de propedeuse. Aan dit vak kan niet eerder worden deelgenomen dan nadat Theater 1a en Ib is gevolgd.
Opmerkingen 80% aanwezigheidsplicht en actieve deelname tijdens de werkcolleges.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 2 semester I intm
Ba Kunsten, Cultuur en Media  (Major) 2 semester I keuzegroep
Facultaire Minor Music, Theatre and Performance Studies 3 semester I keuzegroep