The course introduces students to key concepts and issues in the three related disciplines at the core of our program: drama, theatre, and performance studies. We consider broader questions of performance and performativity in daily life alongside the questions of what goes into the making of a stage-based performance and the responsibilities of artists, presenters, and witnesses in this endeavour. Engaging critically with theoretical and dramatic texts and live performances, students learn how to think about performance in its cultural, social, aesthetic and political dimensions, and how to acknowledge and navigate their own responsibilities as culture workers situated in specific historical and contemporary contexts. This course combines weekly two-hour lectures with one-hour tutorials.
DRM100Y1, DRE121H5, DRE122H5, VPDA10H3, VPDA11H3, VPDA10H3, VPDA15H3, VPDB10H3, VPDB11H3