EN 2EMT: EARLY MODERN THEATRE PRACTICE

This module introduces students to early modern playmaking and the origins of the modern professional theatre. Until the late sixteenth century drama took place in temporary spaces and structures; with the advent of purpose-built playhouses it developed as a craft with specific conventions and practices. With reference to a range of plays the module examines how playmaking developed over a two-hundred year period, focusing on the staging of plays and our understanding of the interplay between the earliest texts and the latest scholarship in theatre history.

Term(s) offered: Spring term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: II A 2 or III B 2