Department of Drama UG Module Directory (2022)

DRA360

Show Business: Theatre and Capitalism

Level 6 (15 credits)

What kind of business is show business? This module explores the relationship between theatre and capitalism. It examines key economic problems as they arise in the theatre (e.g. "star" performers, box office, theatre as entertainment, theatre as a "creative industry," theatre and real estate). It also considers how performance offers a distinctive lens through which to think about broader practices and relations (e.g. neoliberalism, globalisation, urban development) that have become central to our everyday lives.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

 
Why take Show Business: Theatre and Capitalism?
Learning Context Seminar-based
Semester 2
Assessment

  1. Written Exercise (1000 words), 25%
  2. Essay (3000 words), 75%

Mode of reassessment Standard
Contact Michael McKinnie