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Olga Roginskaya
Author's expert-course "History and theory of the theater"

19 September — 23 January 2020
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Olga Roginskaya
Author's expert-course "History and theory of the theater"


A set for the author's expert course "History and Theory of Theatre" has been opened. 

The new course "Theatre History and Theory" is a journey to the origins and foundations: we will trace the way from the ritual and ancient theater to the present day of the modern world theater. History, great names, the most important theatres and projects, styles, genres, directions. The course is accompanied by additional materials for each lecture, included in the price.

The author is Olga Roginskaya, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor at the School of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, National Research University Higher School of Economics, theater researcher. The course includes 15 group classes of 3 hours each. Classes are held once a week on weekdays from 11 to 14 (morning groups). At the end of the course, a certificate is issued. The course costs 62,000 roubles.


1. Historical and cultural roots of the theatre. Theater and ritual.

2. Ancient theatre. Tragedy and comedy in the theatre of Ancient Greece.

3. Medieval square theatre. Liturgical drama, mysteries, myracle. Morality. Carnival culture.

4. Theatre of XV-XVI centuries. Theater and city. Italian theatre. Comedy del Arte.

5. Phenomenon of Shakespeare.

6. Theatre and courtyard. Court theatre. Baroque and Classicism Theatre. Corneille, Racine.

7. Moliere.

8. Disputes about the actor in the XVII-XVIII centuries. Birth of bourgeois drama in the 18th century theatre. The tragedies of Schiller and Goethe.

9. Theatre of the XIX century: ambivalence of romantic and bourgeois. Actor as a secular celebrity. Premiere director's theatre.

10. Birth of the director's theatre. Director as a new cultural hero.

11. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre. Mikhail Chekhov. Vsevolod Meyerhold.

12. Bertold Brecht.

13. Theatre of the second half of the 20th century. Performative revolution. Jerzy Grotowski. Richard Schechner.

14. Theatre of the second half of the 20th century. Robert Wilson.

15. Main characteristics of modern theatre. Postdramatic and post-dramatic theatre.

Registration is opened on the site in the section "Online Registration".

Full course program on the website:

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