This course will examine the development of Drama both broadly historically and as a field of study. Using dramatic texts and critical readings from the Western Theatrical Tradition, beginning with Ancient Greece, students will investigate the ways in which Drama and its scholarship have developed and changed throughout history. Students will engage in an in-depth analysis of the contributions made by key dramatic practitioners and critics and will explore ways in which their own scholarship can contribute to Drama as a discipline.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and critically analyse key ideas and practices in the history of the Western theatrical tradition
2. Articulate orally and in writing an understanding of these key ideas and practices
3. Identify and critically analyse key ideas and developments in Drama as a discipline of critical study
4. Articulate orally and in writing an understanding of these key ideas and practices
5. Articulate orally and in writing an understanding of the relationship between drama scholarship and practice, and how a their own scholarship may contribute to the field
6. Demonstrate an understanding of how theatre texts work in a physical space
7. Facilitate group discussions and demonstrations of the ideas discussed in lectures and critical readings
1. One 2,000 word essay (25%) - relates to Learning Outcomes (1, 2, 3, 4)
2. One 2,000 word reflective workshop journal (25%) - relates to relates to Learning Outcomes (2, 4, 5)
3. One dramaturgical exercise in which students, in groups, will lead the class in the analysis and physical exploration of an allocated text during workshop sessions (30%) - relates to Learning Outcomes (6, 7)
4. One exam - relates to Learning Outcomes (20%) - relates to Learning Outcomes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
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WorkloadThe course will involve one 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour workshop/tutorial per week. Students should also allow 7 hours per week for associated readings and assessment work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeA first year English course is recommended. May also be suitable for students in the following areas: Film, Art History, Visual Arts, Music, Anthropology, Philosophy and Law.
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- 6 units
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|24 Jul 2017
|31 Jul 2017
|31 Aug 2017
|27 Oct 2017