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This programme gives expert access to the dramatic texts, ideas and theoretical experiments that have shaped European theatre, in a way that will be fruitful for theatre practitioners, as well as those with cultural, literary or theoretical interests. Students will: ?study a representative selection of theatre texts that have profoundly influenced the development of European theatre ?acquire an overview of the most significant theories and practical developments in European theatre since the early modern period ?gain an understanding of national theatres in their international context ?develop their research, presentation, and writing skills. The programme combines seminar and tutorial work with essays and longer research projects, and practical research training. You will be encouraged to attend and discuss performances of European theatre in central Scotland. The course is designed to develop your understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of theatre in Europe from the sixteenth to twentieth century. It gives an overview of major developments in the European countries as well as providing analytical and critical tools and in-depth study of specific texts. These will be discussed in relation to historical movements and genres as well as in the contexts of production and reception. Course-work is comprised of three elements: Core course: Key Developments in European Theatre Research methods training Two option courses from the following list (please note option choices may vary from year to year depending on staff availability) Brecht and Beyond: Staging Politics from th 1920s to the Present British and Irish Cinema Film and the other Arts Golden Age of French Theatre Pirandello Society of the Spectacle Spanish Golden Age Theatre: Performance and Engagement Twentieth-Century Spanish Theatre Assessment is by essay (a 4,000 word essay for each course), and by annotated bibliography and research proposal for the research training course. During the semester blocks from September to March you attend 2 two-hour seminars per week: one for the core course and one for the option course. In addition, you will attend approx 6 two-hour research methods seminars per semester. The period from March to August is spent researching and writing up the dissertation (15,000 words).

This programme gives expert access to the dramatic texts, ideas and theoretical experiments that have shaped European theatre, in a way that will be fruitful for theatre practitioners, as well as those with cultural, literary or theoretical interests. Students will: ?study a representative selection of theatre texts that have profoundly influenced the development of European theatre ?acquire an...

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