Performance Histories 2

Course code CAPA2220
Not available in 2016


Offers a detailed study of aspects of some major performance styles, forms and traditions, and of the social and cultural contexts which shaped them. This course provides an introduction to the study of European performance from the Greeks to the end of the 19th century.


Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. to develop an understanding of performance practices in specific historical periods.

2. to develop in students an understanding of the historical and cultural background to contemporary practices.

3. to enhance understanding through practical exploration of key dramatic texts in the periods studied.


Course content is determined by the availability of full-time staff. However, from time to time, sections of the course may be taught by outside experts. Each semester's work is devoted to study of an important historical period or style.  

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of DRAM101 and DRAM102

Assessment Items

Essay: Research-based essay

Log / Workbook: Logbook

Participation: Class participation

Presentation: Presentation

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term