The course consists of a study of the major developments in theatre and theatrical writing in Europe since the middle of the 19th century through the analysis of representative plays by Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, Jarry, Pirandello, Brecht, Lorca, Beckett, and Ionesco in the context of contemporary performance and production techniques.
The course will be delivered by lectures, informal tutorials, practical workshops and class performances.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements for this course, students should be able to
- Articulate orally and in writing an understanding of key concepts and theatre practices in European theatre since the turn of the twentieth century
- Identify and critically analyse these key concepts and practices
- Carry out research to select and combine materials concerning the European theatrical landscape
- Make appropriate performance methodology choices for performance of selected texts
- Apply theoretical concepts in performance or in a production book
Indicative Assessment2,000 word essay (25%) (LO 1, 2, 3)
examination (25%) (LO 1, 2, 3)
workshop contribution and end of semester in-class, video-recorded performance (25%) (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and
tutorial contribution and video-recorded presentation (25%) (LO 1, 2, 3)
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WorkloadFor 11 Weeks:
Four hours per week: one 1-hour lecture, one compulsory 1-hour tutorial and one compulsory 2 hour workshop.
Weeks 12 and 13 will be reserved for rehearsal and performance.
2 hours reading time per week.
12 hours rehearsal time outside of teaching time over the course of the semester.
1 performance during class-time in week 13
(130 hours total workload over the semester).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeAny two courses in the College of Arts and Social Sciences.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4264||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|