London Performance Now
Level 5 (15 credits)
London is one of Europe's most exciting theatrical cities with a range of productions on offer at any given time. This module will examine a range of live productions to explore strategies for reading live performance that recognize the importance of where performances take place. As a group we will visit the National Theatre, the Barbican, and the Royal Court as well as 'fringe' or alternative venues in examining how we read the performance event. You will be expected to engage with critical reviews of performances, examine the role of press and marketing and explore the targeting of specific productions to particular audience groups. Tickets costs totalling approximately £50 are associated with this module, all shows are mandatory and necessary to participate in the module.
Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs
Students are required to buy tickets to a strict maximum of £50 per student. The remaining costs are covered by the School.
All shows are mandatory and necessary to participate in the module.
Why take London Performance Now?
- London has a rich history of theatre and performance which is constantly evolving.
- This module gives students the opportunity to experience a curated selection of the many types of cultural event available in the city.
- Students will learn to think about performance from a number of different angles, considering not just the immediate experience of it but also the cultural institutions which enable and contextualise it.
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- Written Exercise (1000 words), 30%
- Essay (2500 words), 70%
|Mode of reassessment
There is some content covered on the programme that you may find challenging and sensitive. We do not issue content notes for individual texts (written, performance, visual, sonic etc.), but please do contact your module tutor and/or convenor and/or adviser if you have concerns or problems relating any of the content, themes or discussions.