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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 - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Globalization3m
Deterritorialization, Modernization, and Connectivity 3m
Methodology 5m
Course Outline 3m
Resources for Global Theatre Histories5m
Reading5 readings
Syllabus10m
About Us10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Definitions, Methods, and Resources for Writing Global Theatre Histories10m
Historical Newspapers Online10m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Theatre on the move: Migration, Mobility and Modernization

How we can relate migration and mobility to the dissemination of theatre....
Reading
6 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings
Video6 videos
Mobility 3m
Theatre on the Move 4m
Touring 1m
The Exhibitionary Complex 11m
Mei Lanfang - Interview with Catherine Yeh 5m
Reading2 readings
Theatre on the Move10m
Resources for Module 210m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Global Players: Actors, Managers and Agents

Actors, Managers, and Theatrical Agents; with a focus on the people who organized the global migration of theatre. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Sarah Bernhardt3m
Connecting the World. Newspaper Networks 7m
Daniel Bandman3m
Kawakami Otojirō and Sadda Yacco8m
Theatrical Management8m
Theatrical Agents 9m
Reading2 readings
Global Players: Actors, Managers, and Agents10m
Resources for Module 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Midterm30m

4

Section
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3 hours to complete

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. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Cairo 6m
Bombay 4m
Manila 4m
Shanghai 10m
Theatres and Modernization - Assignment 2m
Reading2 readings
Global Hubs and Local Theatres10m
Resources for Module 410m

Instructor

Christopher Balme

Professor
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Department of Theatre Studies

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