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Key Concepts in Theatre & Performance

Discover a range of short, authoritative and accessible e-learning videos designed to introduce students to essential theatrical disciplines, including theatre design, playwriting, and theatre for social change.

This series is perfect for undergraduate students taking their first steps into the study of specific theatrical disciplines, or for students looking to brush up on their existing knowledge.

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MWE - Stage Management (1)

Theatre Design

Introduce students to five theatre design disciplines:

  • Set Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Costume Design
  • Video and Projection Design
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Introduce students to five aspects of playwriting:

  • Character

  • Dialogue

  • Genre

  • Plot

  • The World of the Play
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Theatre for Social Change

Introduces students to four ways that theatre can generate social change:

  • Democratizing Theatre

  • Acting Collectively

  • Theatricalizing Public Space

  • Analyzing Systems of Power

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Key Concepts

Key Concepts in Set Design – access your free e-learning video!

This episode uses clips from resources on Frantic Assembly, Gecko Theatre, Eugene O'Neill and Henrik Ibsen to demonstrate how design decisions can support the storytelling on stage.

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