Department of Drama UG Module Directory (2020)

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South African Theatre and Performance

Level 5 (15 credits)

This module explores the intellectual, creative and political forces that have shaped South African Theatre, focussing on theatre and performance produced in the 1980s and beyond. We will examine work that reflects and challenges the country's changing political and social landscape, and engages variously with African traditional storytelling and contemporary theatre-making techniques. We'll consider plays and performances produced both pre- and post-apartheid, and analyse them in relation to their cultural and historical contexts and key critical debates.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

There is no advance preparation for this module.

Approximately £30 (tickets and/or books).

Learning Context Seminar-based
Semester 1
  1. Presentation (5-7 minutes), 30%
  2. Essay (2500 words), 70%
Mode of reassessment Standard

Swati Arora (convenor)

-- Contact Caoimhe McAvinchey or Michael McKinnie for further information