Theatre: A History

Class Details

We go from the very beginnings of theatre in worship and ritual at pre-Egyptian times and look at developments in Ancient Greek and Roman theatre. We travel on through the following centuries, covering the architecture of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque and Restoration theatre. We cover the changing character of theatre, look at artists, writing and performance, and pick up the backstories. We will travel through the 19th and 20th centuries and bring ourselves to the present time. Each era is given its historical, social, economic and political context as they affect theatrical activities and, occasionally, are affected by the theatre.   

Class Co-ordinators

Irene Kyffin

Frequency & Time

Weekly on Thursday, 14:00 - 15:00


Room 1.33 and on Zoom