• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject English
  • Areas of interest Drama, English

This course will examine plays of major American playwrights of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through text analysis and performance activities. A brief history of American Theatre in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will also be studied. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in a scene from one of the plays considered during the semester.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Articulate orally and in writing an understanding of key concepts and theatre practices in American drama since the 1940s
  2. Identify and critically analyse these key concepts and practices
  3. Carry out research to select and combine materials concerning the American theatrical landscape
  4. Make appropriate performance methodology choices for performance of selected texts
  5. Apply theoretical  concepts in performance or in a written production book.

Indicative Assessment

Essay One, 2000 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Essay Two, 2000 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
2 x assessed in-class and video-recorded workshop performances or project books (12.5% each). [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Tutorial presentation 15-20 minutes duration and related 1000 word write-up (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures , 12 hours of tutorials, and 24 hours of workshops, and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading, writing which includes at least 6 hours of rehearsals

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Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8264 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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