Philosophy of theatre
|Course code module||FLWF005800|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Instructor(s)||Petra Van Brabandt|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
No prerequisites required
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
In this introduction course on the philosophy of theatre, we will reflect on three dimensions of theatre: (1) the playing (actor); (2) the effect (audience); (3) the socio-political dimension. The student will learn to put these dimensions in histroical contexts and to indicate its contemporary relevance.
3. Course content
In this course we will analyse three dimensions of theatre, namely the playing of the actor, the effect on the audience, and the socio-political objectives and context of the theatrical enterprise. To achieve this, we will concentrate on text material from Aristotle, Hume, Diderot, Rousseau, Brecht, Artaud, Barthes, Badiou,... We will reflect on the historical context and conceptual analysis offered in these texts. Notwithstanding the practical relevance for evaluation and aprreciation, we will stress the philosophical and theoretical reflection of these theatrical dimensions.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments - individualPaper - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparation
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Reader Universitas - Nadenken over theater: teksten van Diderot tot Badiou.
7. Recommended reading - study material
laatste aanpassing: last update: 12/01/2010 12:17 petra.vanbrabandt