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Ideas of Theatre II
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- 26 Jun 2023
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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.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- Attendance requirements - 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.
- 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 may be required to attend the Intensive School for this subject if students choose this option.
- 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 reflection of the views and perspectives of the world around us. This introductory subject will provide an overview of the artistic, philosophical, and political ideas underpinning theatre practice in the western world from the late nineteenth century to the present day, with a focus on playwrights and directors. You will learn how theatre-makers during this period undertook bold theatrical experiments in response to significant social, cultural and political upheavals. Through studying key plays and practitioners from this period, you will develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the relationship between play text, director and performance, and have the opportunity to create your own piece of innovative theatre.
Assessment 1 Reading Diary: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 2 Lecture Quizzes: 200 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1 and 3 Assessment 3 Performance/Dramaturgical Task plus Essay: 2500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3
- Reading Diary (45%)
- Performance/Dramaturgical Task plus Essay (40%)
- Lecture Quizzes (15%)
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