- Code ENGL6035
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject English
- Areas of interest Literature
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
- Offered in See Future Offerings
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.
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:
- Articulate orally and in writing an understanding of key concepts and theatre practices in American drama since the 1940s.
- Identify and critically analyse these key concepts and practices.
- Carry out independent research on topics related to 20th Century American drama theory and practice.
- Make appropriate performance methodology choices for performance of selected texts.
- Apply theoretical concepts in performance or in a written production book.
- Understand and successfully deploy a range of terms and concepts integral to literary studies.
Essay One, 2000 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 6]
Essay Two, 2000 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 6]
2 x assessed in-class and video-recorded workshop performances or project books (12.5% each). Video-recorded performances will be assessed by 2 examiners [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Tutorial presentation 15-20 minutes and a 1000 word write-up (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 6]
1 x 1,000 word dramatic scene analysis [Learning Outcomes 2, 4, 6]
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Workload130 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 rehearsal time during the course of the semester.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8277||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|