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Theatre History in One Day!

Master the essentials of 2500 years of Dramatic innovation

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: Drama teachers and heads of department who want to understand and apply a range of historic theatre techniques.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7522WW

This course will give a practical insight into theatre history, focusing on links and continuities to understand staging techniques that can be of use to us today. It will also explain the origins of terms such as naturalism, realism and symbolism as well as exploring how forms such as commedia have influenced contemporary performance.

  • Greek drama and Roman Influences
  • The development of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama – key people and essential ideas on staging techniques
  • Restoration drama – conventions and devices
  • European influences – commedia and the French tragedies
  • Antoine and the development of naturalism
  • The Duke of Saxe-Meingham
  • The arrival of the Russians
  • Shaw, Yeats, Wilde and the Irish dimension
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