Antonin Artaud said: ‘The action of theatre, like that of a plague causes the mask to fall’ but what happens if all the world is no longer a stage but rather a virtual platform high above on an i-cloud never dreamed of by Aristophanes?
LSE Language Centre, together with LSE SU Drama Society, present an evening of Absurdist drama, preceded by a discussion with Professor Paul Dolan, a leading expert on the application of positive psychology in the contemporary world.
Meet our speakers and chair
Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book Happiness by Design, and Happy Ever After.
Olga Soboloev is Language Co-ordinator (Literature and Russian) at LSE's Language Centre.
Angus Wrenn is Tutorial Fellow at LSE's Language Centre.
More about this event
This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis. The full programme will be online in January 2021.
The LSE Language Centre teaches courses that focus on language and society, encouraging students to learn how to use language in the contexts they would like to live, study and work in. The Centre teaches people to speak languages, but also teaches about language (socio-linguistics and intercultural communication) and offers a range of courses on literature and society.
The LSESU Drama Society produce several productions a year and have been named the incumbent 'Society of the Year' as well as Gold Star Winners for 7 years running. Members of the society take part in any aspect of putting together a show, participate in weekly drama workshops, and get discounted tickets to all shows, West End productions and regular social events.
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