Intercultural Theatre and Cultural Translation

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDAR1085 ENG (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

This course introduces the theatre to students which provides the best example for inquiry into the operation of language, body and space in the process of meaning-making. Students will discuss under guidance the culturally specific nature of various communication channels. They will also be introduced to major attempts in intercultural theatre by theatre makers including Antonin Artaud, Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, Augusto Boal, Robert Wilson and Robert Lepage. Students will be encouraged to examine the works by these theatre makers from different disciplinary perspectives including language, translation and theatre studies, as well a range of other perspectives. In the process they will be expected to acquire a range of transferable skills from theatre practice to daily communications.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.