This is a compulsory second year course for students on the BA Hons Acting programme. The module examines how changes in society are reflected in theatre.

Module Content
Term One
Small group research and presentations
19th century European Naturalistic Theatre
Chekhov, Ibsen and their contemporaries
Theories of Stanislavsky
Political, social, scientific and philosophical developments of the era

Term Two
Texts of the late Victorian and Edwardian era
Post-Stanislavskian acting theories
Understanding modern practitioners
Meyerhold and Grotowski

Term Three
17th and 18th century theatre and society
commedia dell'arte
modern applications of commedia