Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - 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 1.5-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170-hours across the semester, including class time.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
106-208 Modern Drama; ENGL20030 Modern Drama
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Denise Varney
Assoc Prof Denise Varney
Students will read a selection of the key works of modern and contemporary drama. The focus is on the major developments in 20th century American, British and European drama, the social and historical context of modernity, Stanislavskian, Brechtian and Artaudian theories of acting and performance and innovations in technology and stagecraft. The subject concludes by considering the drama of the 21st century and the ways in which the form continues to renew and modernise itself under pressure from an increasingly mediatised culture.
On completion of the subject students should have:
Work equivalent to 4000 words: comprising an essay of 2000 words 50% (due in the examination period), a creative play presentation equivalent to 1000 words 25% (due during semester) and a tutorial presentation equivalent to 1000 words 25% (due during the semester). This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
A subject reader will be available.
|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|
Students who sucessfully complete this subject will be able to:
This subject is available to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Creative Arts students and may be credited towards a theatre studies or English major in either course.
English and Theatre Studies |
English and Theatre Studies
English and Theatre Studies
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Theatre Studies |
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