Subjects of Theater Studies
Theater Studies focuses on the history, aesthetics, and theory of theater and theatrical forms, as well as on their conditions of production and impact. Given the variety of arts and media involved in theater and the different social and cultural systems within which theater can be found, the themes and subjects of the field can only be addressed through an interdisciplinary approach.
Theater Studies is understood as a discipline at the interface of cultural studies, art studies and media studies, which cultivates interdisciplinary openness and takes into account the interrelationship of theory and practice as well as of sciences and arts in its questions, methods and modes of presentation.
The subject deals not only with theatrical performances of all genres (drama, musical theater, dance theater, performance art), but also with theatrical ways of thinking and acting in all areas of society (which today are subsumed under the term theatricality). The focus is on the three areas of contemporary theater, theater history, and theory and aesthetics.
To the degree programs in Theater Studies: