Theatre and Globalization

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About this course: Learn how theatre and globalization have affected each other over the past century, and how to conduct your own research on global theatre histories.

Who is this class for: There are no prerequisites for this course. That said, an interest in common media depictions of globalization will help you understand the main arguments more quickly. Relatedly, reading and writing comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level will enable your more active engagement in course discussion forums and peer assessment exercises. A basic understanding of theatre history, especially in the 20th century, would be advantageous.

Created by:  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit…

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  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Learn how theatre and globalization have affected each other over the past century, and how to conduct your own research on global theatre histories.

Who is this class for: There are no prerequisites for this course. That said, an interest in common media depictions of globalization will help you understand the main arguments more quickly. Relatedly, reading and writing comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level will enable your more active engagement in course discussion forums and peer assessment exercises. A basic understanding of theatre history, especially in the 20th century, would be advantageous.

Created by:  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
  • Taught by:  Christopher Balme, Professor

    Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Department of Theatre Studies
Level Beginner Commitment 3 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.8 stars Average User Rating 4.8See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


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.


6 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Reading: Syllabus
  2. Reading: About Us
  3. Reading: Grading and Logistics
  4. Reading: Definitions, Methods, and Resources for Writing Global Theatre Histories
  5. Video: Introduction to Global Theatre Histories (GTH)
  6. Video: Globalization
  7. Video: Deterritorialization, Modernization, and Connectivity
  8. Video: Methodology
  9. Video: Course Outline
  10. Video: Resources for Global Theatre Histories
  11. Reading: Historical Newspapers Online

Graded: Researching Digital Newspaper Archives

WEEK 2


Theatre on the move: Migration, Mobility and Modernization
How we can relate migration and mobility to the dissemination of theatre.


6 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Theatre on the Move
  2. Video: Introduction - Deterritorialization and Modernization
  3. Video: Mobility
  4. Video: Theatre on the Move
  5. Video: Touring
  6. Video: The Exhibitionary Complex
  7. Video: Mei Lanfang - Interview with Catherine Yeh
  8. Reading: Resources for Module 2


WEEK 3


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


7 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Global Players: Actors, Managers, and Agents
  2. Video: Global Players - Introduction
  3. Video: Sarah Bernhardt
  4. Video: Connecting the World. Newspaper Networks
  5. Video: Daniel Bandman
  6. Video: Kawakami Otojirō and Sadda Yacco
  7. Video: Theatrical Management
  8. Video: Theatrical Agents
  9. Reading: Resources for Module 3

Graded: Midterm

WEEK 4


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.


6 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Global Hubs and Local Theatres
  2. Video: Global Hubs and Local Theatres- Introduction
  3. Video: Cairo
  4. Video: Bombay
  5. Video: Manila
  6. Video: Shanghai
  7. Video: Theatres and Modernization - Assignment
  8. Reading: Resources for Module 4

Graded: Researching Local Theatres

WEEK 5


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


10 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: East versus West: Cold War Rivalries
  2. Video: Theatre and the Cold War
  3. Video: The Iron Theatrical Curtain
  4. Video: Cultural Diplomacy
  5. Video: The Stanislawski System
  6. Video: Interview with Dr. Li Yinan
  7. Video: Porgy and Bess in the Soviet Union
  8. Video: Theatrical Public Goods
  9. Video: The Cost Disease
  10. Video: Interview with Prof. Stephen Wilmer
  11. Video: Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Interweaving
  12. Reading: Resources for Module 5


WEEK 6


Festivalization, Megamusical and Theatrical Global Media
Festivals, Megamusicals, and Livestreaming; how contemporary types of theatre reflect globalization and new technologies.


9 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Festivalization, Megamusicals and Theatrical Global Media
  2. Video: Introduction
  3. Video: Theatre Festivals
  4. Video: Megamusicals
  5. Video: Interview with Christina Lagao
  6. Video: Interview with David Savran
  7. Video: New Theatre Buildings
  8. Video: Transmedia Storytelling
  9. Video: Theatrical Global Media: Livecast
  10. Reading: Resources Module 6
  11. Video: Wrapping Up

Graded: Final
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