Course title:
'This Wooden O': A History of English Theatre Buildings with Alison Warren
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course ID:
C3532663
Start date:
02/11/2021
End date:
07/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 02 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM 1.5
Tue 09 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM 1.5
Tue 16 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM 1.5
Tue 23 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM 1.5
Tue 30 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM 1.5
Tue 07 Dec 2021 17:00 PM - 18:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Tue 02 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 18:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 09 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 18:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 18:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 18:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 30 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 18:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 07 Dec 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 18:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

If you enjoyed the introductory course on stage stories and superstitions this course is for you.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

If you enjoyed the introductory course on stage stories and superstitions this course is for you.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
All materials will be provided
Course aim:
Some of our most historic buildings are our theatres - both in the West End and in the regions. This course will take you through the developments in theatre architecture and what influences that has on the performances that happen within them.
Course description:
Theatres have been places of human interaction for centuries and in England, most towns of any size have one. From the glories of 18th century, theatres to the modernist architecture of the 20th century the theatre building has both reflected and influenced the performances held inside them. This course will explore the theatres of England, with some historic reflections, some tall tales and a few ghost stories along the way... We will start with the first purpose built theatres and move forward to the present day.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. have a overview of theatre architecture from the 15th century onwards
2. understand the importance of the development of theatre architecture to the development of performance
3. have some good stories to share next time you go to the theatre
4. Understand how theatre fit into the overall urban landscape
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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WEA Canvas online learning area

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What next?

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