The entry for each Drama module lists several keywords to assist you in selecting modules in relation to your areas of interest. You might like, for example, to follow interests in ‘London', ‘socially-engaged performance’, 'live and performance art', 'race/ethnicity' etc. The keywords identify the key content focus and genre/type/form of performance covered in each module, though these categories often overlap. Please note, the keywords do not indicate everything covered in a module–they are a complement to the module description, not a replacement.


You can use the Advanced Search Drama facility in the Module Directory to filter modules by keywords (this search will also identify words in the module description and title).

Content focus

archives and documentation | aesthetic form | adaptation and appropriation | audience, spectatorship and participation | autobiography/testimony | capitalism | careers and professional development | class | community | cultural policy, funding and administration | disability | embodiment | emotion/feeling | gender | identity | illness | London | national identities | performance cultures and systems | place, space and architecture | race/ethnicity | religion and ritual | scenography | sexuality | theatre, performance and cultural history | transnational and globalisation | visual cultures |


Genre/type/form of performance

acting | activism | contemporary theatre practices | creative writing | documentary/verbatim | dance | festivals | film | installation and gallery performance | interactive and immersive practices | live and performance art | music | opera | popular performance forms | parades | plays | site-specific performance | social media | socially-engaged performance | television | theatre |


Please note:

  • Some keywords will be important throughout a module (e.g. 'race/ethnicity' for DRA263 Race and Racism in Performance) whereas other may provide the focus for a particular seminar (e.g. 'television' for DRA263 Race and Racism in Performance).
  • The entries identify the most significant/important terms for each module but other areas of interest may also emerge in relation to a given module.
  • Please ask the module convenor or your advisor if you’d like more detail on the relative importance of the keywords. Your advisor will also be able to help you in identifying modules related to your interests.
Last modified: Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 3:35 PM