English and Scottish Literature


Here is the lecture timetable for Critical Practice: Performance.

Lectures will be held weekly during Semester 1 - Thursdays from 12.10 to 13.00.

Location for session 2019-20: Lecture Theatre B, David Hume Tower

(i) Means of Performance: Stage, Space and Audience

Week Lecture topic Lecturer
1 What is a performance? Dr Simon Malpas
2 Aspects of performance Dr Simon Malpas
3 Performance Spaces and Theatre Audiences Dr David Overend

Plenary Workshop 1 - Immediately after the lecture

Extra session to be held from 1 to 2 pm - Lecture Theatre B, David Hume Tower

Professor James Loxley

(ii) Performance Styles and Conventions

Week Lecture topic Lecturer
4 Addressing the Audience: Medieval Theatre Dr Sarah Carpenter
5 Addressing the Audience: Renaissance Theatre Dr Dermot Cavanagh

Restoration and c.18 Theatre and Performance

Dr Tom Harrison
  Plenary Workshop 2, 'Assessment Q&A' - immediately after the lecture Professor James Loxley
7 Naturalism Dr Anna Vaninskava
8 Essay completion week - no lecture  
9 Brecht and Epic Theatre Ms Nicola McCartney
10 Contemporary Performance Possibilities Professor James Loxley
11 Workshops in small groups in preparation for assessment  
  Portfolio of Critical Practice: Performance Assessments Tasks to be submitted:   Tuesday 10th December 2019