Dramaturgy 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
204MDDR2 Z 2 2 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

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Mode of study

Exercise, seminar.

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Course contents

Dramaturgy class will lead students towards understanding what contemporary dramaturgy is, how it works in devised theatre and how it is made. Dramaturgy is understood as the core of the performance it’s composition, structure or system, how that system is made and how it works, especially how it work in relationship to audience and their experience. Further we will develop ability to engage in, diaologue and collaboration as main tools to develop a particular dramaturgical process for each performance and the experience of it.

Recommended or required reading

Barba, Eugenio. On Directing and Dramaturgy: Burning the House. London: Routledge, 2010. Print.

Bleeker, Maaike. Visuality in the Theatre: The Locus of Looking. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print.

Carlson, Marvin A. Performance: A Critical Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2004. Print.

Fischer-Lichte, Erika. The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics. New York: Routledge, 2008. Print.

Fuchs, Elinor. The Death of Character: Perspectives on Theater after Modernism. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1996. Print.

Goldberg, RoseLee. Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2001. Print.

Gritzner, Karoline, Patrick Primavesi, and Heike Roms. “On Dramaturgy" Performance Research 14.3 (2009): 1-2. Print.

Heddon, Deirdre, and Jane Milling. Devising Performance: A Critical History. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Print.

Lehmann, Hans-Thies. Postdramatic Theatre. London: Routledge, 2006. Print.

Oddey, Alison. Devising Theatre: A Practical and Theoretical Handbook. London: Routledge, 1994. Print.

Turner, Cathy, and Synne K. Behrndt. Dramaturgy and Performance. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in exercises, completion of homework, active participation in the course minimum participation per semester 75%.



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