Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
12.5 points of theatre studies at first year level.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Denise Joan Varney
This subject examines the page to stage relationship between the dramatic text and its theatrical production. Students will compare historical and contemporary stage adaptations of classical and modern drama and consider the changing conditions of production and reception that affect the works. Students will develop an understanding of dramatic structure, play interpretation and analysis, theatricality and the critical discourses that locate the works in their cultural contexts.
|Objectives:||the ability to investigate the relationship between text and theatre; |
the ability to think critically and analyse text and performance;
the ability to think in theoretical terms especially through performance theory;
the ability to think creatively about the text as a dynamic and transformative element in the theatre;
the ability to understand social, ethical and cultural contexts of play texts and theatrical performance.
A written essay of 2,500 words 50% (due at the end of semester), a 1000 word historical paper or equivalent presentation 35% (due throughout semester) class participation, discussion and analysis of performance including short class exercises equivalent to 500 words, 15%. A hurdle requirement of a minimum 80% attendance is required.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject is available to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Creative Arts students and may be credited towards a theatre studies major in either course.
Bachelor of Creative Arts |
Diploma in Creative Arts
Theatre Studies Major
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