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Ideas of Theatre II
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- 28 Jun 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of different theatrical and narrative structures and genres in the work of selected playwrights;
- describe how theoretical approaches influence and stimulate ways of thinking about theatre in performance; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between playwright and director, text and performance.
- 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 non-mandatory 3 day intensive school for this subject which students may choose to attend. Starts 10am on the first day. Finishes at 4pm on the final day. 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 may be required to attend the Intensive School for this subject if students choose this option.
- 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 subject will examine key ideas of theatre and performance practice in the Western world from early challenges to theatrical realism and modernist innovations to more recent contemporary developments. These ideas will be linked to theatre practice and selected plays in specific historical periods to consider the relationship between play text, director, and performance. The subject will provide an overview of the artistic, philosophical, and political underpinnings of the theatre-makers and their influence on subsequent practitioners.
Assessment 1 Reading Diary: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 2 Performance/Dramaturgical Task plus Essay: 2500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3
- Reading Diary (50%)
- Performance/Dramaturgical Task plus Essay (50%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.