Contact: Ms Penelope Woods Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
"This module explores ways in which performance produces meaning in the early modern drama - in its early production, its performance history and in recent performance. The module is underpinned by two questions: How does research into performance conditions in the early modern period enhance our understanding of the drama? and what meanings have been made of the early modern drama in production since? The module aims to develop ways of thinking and writing about early modern drama in historical and current performance, and approaches a range of scholarly issues in the field of early modern drama through theatre practice. The module's approach is both historicist and presentist; it situates the works under consideration in their historical moment, examines what has been made of them since, and acknowledges that the productions, editions and readings of those works are in themselves productive of meaning."