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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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.

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6 videos (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Globalization3m
Deterritorialization, Modernization, and Connectivity 3m
Methodology 5m
Course Outline 3m
Resources for Global Theatre Histories5m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
About Us10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Definitions, Methods, and Resources for Writing Global Theatre Histories10m
Historical Newspapers Online10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Theatre on the move: Migration, Mobility and Modernization

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

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6 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings
6 videos
Mobility 3m
Theatre on the Move 4m
Touring 1m
The Exhibitionary Complex 11m
Mei Lanfang - Interview with Catherine Yeh 5m
2 readings
Theatre on the Move10m
Resources for Module 210m
Week
3
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.

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7 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Sarah Bernhardt3m
Connecting the World. Newspaper Networks 7m
Daniel Bandman3m
Kawakami Otojirō and Sadda Yacco8m
Theatrical Management8m
Theatrical Agents 9m
2 readings
Global Players: Actors, Managers, and Agents10m
Resources for Module 310m
1 practice exercise
Midterm30m
Week
4
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.

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6 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Cairo 6m
Bombay 4m
Manila 4m
Shanghai 10m
Theatres and Modernization - Assignment 2m
2 readings
Global Hubs and Local Theatres10m
Resources for Module 410m
Week
5
1 hour to complete

East versus West: Cold War Rivaleries

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

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10 videos (Total 45 min), 2 readings
10 videos
The Iron Theatrical Curtain 2m
Cultural Diplomacy 4m
The Stanislawski System 4m
Interview with Dr. Li Yinan 5m
Porgy and Bess in the Soviet Union 9m
Theatrical Public Goods 3m
The Cost Disease 2m
Interview with Prof. Stephen Wilmer 7m
Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Interweaving 5m
2 readings
East versus West: Cold War Rivalries10m
Resources for Module 510m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

Festivalization, Megamusical and Theatrical Global Media

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

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9 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Theatre Festivals4m
Megamusicals 4m
Interview with Christina Lagao 10m
Interview with David Savran 9m
New Theatre Buildings 3m
Transmedia Storytelling3m
Theatrical Global Media: Livecast 9m
Wrapping Up 3m
2 readings
Festivalization, Megamusicals and Theatrical Global Media10m
Resources Module 610m
1 practice exercise
Final30m
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Top reviews from Theatre and Globalization

By ECJun 25th 2018

The majority of material presented is done so in a variety of ways that keep the course moving forward.

By BSMay 17th 2019

This course has helped me to step into understanding Globalisation in the Indian context.

Instructor

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Christopher Balme

Professor
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Department of Theatre Studies

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