Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Theatre and Globalization

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Christopher Balme

Instructor: Christopher Balme


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No prior experience required
9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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There are 6 modules in this course

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.

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6 videos5 readings1 peer review

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

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6 videos2 readings

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

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7 videos2 readings1 quiz

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.

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6 videos2 readings1 peer review

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

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10 videos2 readings

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

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9 videos2 readings1 quiz


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4.8 (64 ratings)
Christopher Balme
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
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