Module Details

Module Code: CULT H8023
Full Title: Race, Identity and Performance
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Fiona Fearon
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to explore the complex issues surrounding race and identity in contemporary theatre and performance. Issues around intercultural performance have existed in theatre since the Romans first translated Greek Tragedy and Comedy, but in a contemporary global society, race, identity and language are persistent areas of discussion in theatre practice and writing. This module will discuss these complex performances and texts, and theorise how race, identity and intercultural performance form an increasingly import element of contemporary theatre.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Critically evaluate the main themes and practices of race, identity and intercultural performance
MLO2 Appraise the role of non-Western theatre practice in contemporary Western Theatre
MLO3 Analyse performance practice in a number of non-Western Cultures
MLO4 Demonstrate an understanding of the complex issues surrounding literal and cultural translation
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
Race and Identity
Issue surrounding the representation of race and difference in Western Theatre and performance
Translation Studies
Theory and practice of translation, adaptation and intercultural translation
World Theatre Practice outside Europe
Asian Theatre, including India, China and Japan. Arab and Middle Eastern, African and South American Theatre Practice. Theatre practice of indigenous peoples of America and Australia.
European Theatre practice and practitioners influenced by world theatre
Edward Gordon Craig, Yeats, Brecht, Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Ariane Minouchkine
Globalised theatre performance and practice
International tours and festivals; issue around representation and funding
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Final Examination50.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 9 Learning Outcome 2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 4 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
on-going in class presentations
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
Module Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Barba, Eugenio, Nicola Savarese. (1991), A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology, Routledge, London.
  • Bharucha, Rustom. (1993), Theatre and the World, Routledge, London.
  • Bharucha, Rustom. (2000), The Politics of Cultural Practice: Thinking through Theatre in an Age of Globalisation, Weslyan University Press.
  • Bassnett, Susan. (2002), Translation Studies, 3rd Edition, New Accents. Routledge, London.
  • Goddard, Lynette. (2007), Staging Black Feminisms: Identity, Politics, Performance, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire.
  • Knowles, Ric. (2010), Theatre&Interculturalism, Palgrave and Macmillan, Basingstoke.
  • Lonergan, Patrick. (2008), Theater and Globalization: Irish Theatre in the Celtic Tiger Era, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Martin, John. (2003), Intercultural Performance Handbook, Routledge, London.
  • Pavis, Patrice. (1996), The Intercultural Performance Reader, Routledge, London.
  • Rebellato, Dan. (2009), Theatre&Globalisation, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
  • Rubin, Don, editor. (2013), World Encyclopedia of Theatre: Volumes 2-5, America, Africa, Arab World and Asia, Routledge, London.
  • Whitfield, Sarah. (2019), Reframing the Musical: Race, Culture and Identity, Red Globe Press, London.
  • Young, Harvey. (2013), Theatre&Race, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources