Drama and Performance StudiesResearch projects in the department cover a range of dramatic and theatrical styles in Britain, from the early modern period right up to the 2010s. Different research projects in the department cover a range of dramatic and theatrical styles in Britain, from the early modern period right up to the 2010s. For the dramatic productions of Shakespearean times there is a special focus on the representation of movement and mobility on stage (Ehland). Moving forward in time to the Victorian Age, the theatrical style of melodrama is scrutinised with regard to its generic and cultural implications (Tönnies). With regard to contemporary British theatre, the diverse forms that political drama has taken from the mid-20th century onwards are studied in the context of actual political developments, paying particular attention to the use of dramatic techniques and the roles accorded to the audience (Tönnies).
Map of the 1858 Atlantic Cable route
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guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Adelheid Rutenburges
Dirk Night with Armani Cotton
Photo: Miriam Jassmeier
guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Madita Oeming