People Who Changed the Theatre: Modern Theatre Practitioners with Alison Warren

Ref: C3532661

This course will be exploring those who have influenced and continue to influence the way modern theatre is directed and designed. Stanislavski, Brecht, Augusto Boal, Frantic Assembly. Katie Mitchell, Alecky Blythe and Emma Rice. Some of these individuals are directors; some are playwrights and some a combination of both. We will look at some examples of their work or work influenced by them and consider their impact on 21st century performance. There will also be recommendations of where to find these different styles of work if you want to see them for yourself.

Course aim

Modern theatre is developing all the time and every so often, someone comes along and makes changes that echo across the stages of the western world. This course will look at some important figures in developing modern western theatre.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • You may have been introduced to this course by the taster session on Stanislavski.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the main features of the work of some leading theatrical practitioners
  • Have an overview of modern theatre performance developments.
  • Make informed decisions about the kind of performance work you want to see as an audience member
  • Have an overview of theatre history

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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People Who Changed the Theatre: Modern Theatre Practitioners with Alison Warren

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