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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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- AttendanceDetails - 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.
- EquipmentDetails - 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).
- SoftwareDetails - 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
- TravelDetails - Travel is required to attend the Intensive School for this subject.
- OtherDetails -
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.
This unit is the introductory subject for Theatre and Performance studies at UNE and it can also be taken as a stand-alone elective. It examines the contribution of the performer to the 'live' event. It is both practical and analytical, introducing a range of theatrical concepts and techniques through the study of a selection of canonical texts; and exploring the body and voice in performance. In this subject, students also learn to read and write about theatre as performance.
Assessment 1 Performance Tasks.: 2000 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2 Reading Diary: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2,4 Assessment 3 Research Task and Essay: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2,4
- Performance Tasks. Includes participation at Mandatory intensive school. (40%)
- Research Task and Essay (30%)
- Reading Diary (30%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.