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Ideas of Theatre I
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- analyse and apply an understanding of the basic elements of theatre in historical contexts;
- demonstrate an understanding of the contribution of the actor to the theatre event;
- show fundamental performance and presentation skills; and
- communicate fundamental ideas effectively in written, oral and performance forms.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
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- Attendance requirements - There is a mandatory 4 day intensive school for this subject. Starts 10am on the first day. Finishes at 4pm on the final day. The full timetable for the school will be distributed at the first session. Dates for this intensive school to be advised.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel is required to attend the Intensive School for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
The theatre is a place where society’s values are reflected; and from an understanding of the past, we can track the future. This subject investigates theatre and performance from its origins in ritual and the ancient Greek theatre to the emergence of realism. In this subject you will explore seminal play texts and their socio-cultural/political/historical perspectives, with a focus on the role of the actor. The ability to identify inherited theatre tradition, the key junctures in the progress of content and form, and the advancement of theatre as an art-form, is foundational to the contemporary practitioner. This subject is both practical and analytical; you will explore the body and the voice in performance, demonstrating an understanding of the contribution of the actor to the theatre event. You will also learn to read and write about theatre as a performance. You can take this subject as part of your theatre studies or as a stand-alone subject.
Assessment 1 Reading Diary: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 2 Performance Tasks, Scene Analysis and Reflection: 2000 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Performance Tasks, Scene Analysis and Reflection Includes participation at Mandatory intensive school. (50%)
- Reading Diary (50%)