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    Exploring the relationship between theatre and science, with specific reference to new and emerging trends and developments. This paper contains a significant practice-led component and presumes no prior experience in science.

    Theatre and the sciences have had a centuries-long association; plays have been written about scientists and scientific ideas, and performances with science at their core have been enjoyed for generations. The newly emergent field of Theatre and Science sees theatre and performance engage with scientific ideas and stories in a range of fresh ways that bring science closer to communities, and that create innovative artistic responses to scientific ideas.

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    Paper title Special Topic: Theatre from Science
    Subject Theatre Studies
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
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    72 300-level THEA points
    (i) Admission to THEA 454 requires Departmental Permission. Students wishing to apply for this paper must contact Theatre Studies to complete an application form and to arrange an interview. (ii) With approval from the Programme Co-ordinator, the normal prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge. To do this, apply for Special Permission at the 'Review and Submit' stage of your application.

    Students need a background in Theatre Studies and an interest in creating theatre that is relevant and accessible.


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