AU: 3.0
Programme: ELH(HSS)

This course examines how some of the remarkable theatre works, ranging from Shakespearean plays, avant-garde theatre to Broadway musicals, etc., have been translated and reoriented in the context of transnationalism and globalization. The notion of "intercultural" as well as "transnationalism" both refers to a physical movement that transcends the national boundary and the possible effects when multiple influences and strands of cultures come into play via a theatrical performance. In this course, we will be examining the intersection between interculturality and theatre through various geographical movements of performances, usually in the forms of touring shows or international theatre festivals. Additionally, we will attempt to explicate the complex and at times contradictory appropriation of the term "intercultural theatre" by local theatre and cultural producers.