This course will take place online.
This course looks at the history of LGBTQ+ stories on stage and the theatre-makers behind them. Together, we will chart a history of British and American LGBTQ+ theatre from the ‘hidden histories’ and stories of the past to the key plays that shape our LGBTQ+ stories on stage. This course gives an overview of how theatre helped tell the stories of a community from exclusion, to liberation, to the present day.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in literature, history and LGBTQ+ lives, although no prior knowledge of these topics is required.
What can I expect?
This course is taught through presentations, video clips, and discussions. There is also a reading list and YouTube playlist provided after the session.
Joining via Zoom
This course or event will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
You will need a computer or other device to connect with Zoom and a notebook/paper and pen/pencil, or digital equivalent.
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
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You will learn
- History of LGBTQ+ theatre (focused on the UK and North America)
- Details of key LGBTQ+ playwrights and theatre-makers
- Deeper analysis and reflection of key Queer theatre texts
- A look at contemporary LGBTQ+ and Queer works, and recommendations for productions to see and plays to read.
Meet the Tutor
Dr Emily Garside
Emily Garside is an academic and writer. She is a graduate of RADA, Kings College London, and University of Nottingham. She wrote her PhD on Theatrical responses to the AIDS crisis. She is also a musical theatre specialist and creative writing tutor. Currently, she is writing a book on Angels in America as well as working on several creative projects as a playwright.
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- 19:00 - 21:00
- £40/£30 concession
- Dr Emily Garside
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