Theatre and Globalization (Coursera)

Theatre and Globalization (Coursera)
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Theatre and Globalization (Coursera)
Learn how theatre and globalization have affected each other over the past century, and how to conduct your own research on global theatre histories.

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Syllabus


Week 1

Definitions, Methods, and Resources for Writing Global Theatre Histories

Introductions with definitions of "theatre" and "globalization"; conceptualizing 'global theatre histories'; overview of online resources for researching the history of theatre during the late 19th and 20th centuries.


Week 2

Theatre on the move: Migration, Mobility and Modernization

How we can relate migration and mobility to the dissemination of theatre.


Week 3

Global Players: Actors, Managers and Agents

Actors, Managers, and Theatrical Agents; with a focus on the people who organized the global migration of theatre.


Week 4

Global Hubs and Local Theatres

Theatre Buildings as 'Cultural Hubs' and 'Contact Zones'; methodologies and concepts for approaching theatres as places where different people, languages, and cultures met and interacted.


Week 5

East versus West: Cold War Rivaleries

Theatre and the Cold War; theatre as a site of the rivalry between East and West.


Week 6

Festivalization, Megamusical and Theatrical Global Media

Festivals, Megamusicals, and Livestreaming; how contemporary types of theatre reflect globalization and new technologies.



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