This course aims to provide students with an introduction to some of the major developments in Australian drama and theatre in the twentieth century. Works by Seymour, Lawler, White, Kenna, Hewett, Buzo, Nowra, Williamson, Romeril, Hibberd, Gow and Davis will be studied both theoretically and practically. The plays chosen represent the wide range of subject matter and theatrical form that is evident in the modern Australian dramatic repertoire. In order to contextualise the plays studied, some examination will be given to more important elements of the stage history of Australia covering the last 50 years.
Courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to study theory through its practical application.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On the satisfying the requirements of this course students should be able to
- express in an oral and written form the major historical developments in Australian drama since the 1950's.
- identify and critically analyse key themes in modern Australian drama.
- undertake research to explore conceptual ideas related to Australian theatre.
- make appropriate performance methodology choices for performance of selected texts.
- apply theoretical concepts in performance or in a written production book.
Indicative AssessmentTwo 2,000 word essays (25% each) (LO 1, 2, 3)
Weekly workshop tasks and end of semester in-class, video-recorded performance task or written project (25%) (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
and tutorial contribution and in-class video-recorded presentation (25%) (LO 1, 2, 3)
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Workloadone 1-hour lecture, one compulsory 1-hour tutorial, one compulsory 2 hour workshop and at least 5 hours self directed learning per week for 13 weeks.
At least 6 hours of rehearsal time during the course of the semester.
(130 hours total workload over the semester)
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeAny two courses from 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|
|4457||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|