19 July 2019
London Performance Past and Present
This course draws on London’s rich theatre and performance history, and the wide-ranging opportunities the city offers to engage with historical and contemporary theatre and performance. It explores how historical, social, cultural and architectural contexts produce meaning through play texts and in the theatre. You will be introduced to a range of ways of analysing plays and performances in relation to the conditions in which they are created. You’ll spend the first week on visits related to the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and in seminars. The second week will normally focus on visits and seminars related to theatre from the 19th century to the present day. Your last week will look at performance beyond the literary play text, for example, Live and Performance Art, Club Performance, Performance in Galleries, Performance Documentation. You will normally have two theatre visits or field trips per week.
This course aims:
- to give you the opportunity to study theatre and performance within London, a city that offers a wide range of opportunities to see live performance
- to teach you a rigorously historicist approach to theatre in a range of both its past and contemporary forms
- to explore with you a range of contexts for thinking about theatre in scholarship: historical, cultural, architectural
- to explore ways in which a range of historical sites and cultural documents might be productively studied in relation to theatre and performance texts and practices.
You will study one course per Queen Mary Summer School session. Each course is worth 15 Queen Mary credits.
Usually, the 15 credits we award for each three-week Queen Mary Summer School session translate to 3–4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.
Your home institution should confirm if they will grant credit for Summer School courses. Whilst we will do everything we can to support you throughout the Summer School application process, it's your responsibility to check with your home institution if you can transfer credit from the Summer School prior to arriving at Queen Mary.
GBP 1650: The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £1,650 per session.
We are offering a 10% early bird discount for those who apply before 31 March 2019.
From 31 March onwards we will offer a 10% discount to:
• Students and staff from partner institutions
• Current Queen Mary students
On campus accommodation will cost approximately £500 per session.
Additional costs and course excursions
Please note that some courses have some additional fees not included in the tuition fee. These fees are for activities and field trips that may take place away from our campus. We will give further details of these costs in due course.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.
GBP 50: There is a non-refundable application fee of £50.
There are no scholarships available for this course