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From scaffold to theatre: theatre in the Low Countries from the 17th till the 20th century

Course Code :2005FLWTLN
Study domain:Film and theatre
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Hubert Meeus
Patricia Stoop

3. Course contents *

In the seventeenth and eighteenth century the theatre in the Low Countries evolved from amateur performances on a scaffold to a completely equipped professional theatre. This evolution is also clear in the repertoire. Playwrights become more and more aware of the classical drama theory, but there are also fierce opponents of this theory and even of the theatre in general. The theoretical discussion as well as the implementation will be studied on the basis of representative texts.