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THEA221 Theatre: Ancient to Contemporary

A survey of international theatre from Ancient Theatre to Contemporary Performance. The conceptual, critical understanding of plays, productions, and the formal characteristics of different types of performance.

This paper introduces students to some of the most important movements, authors and styles of theatre from ancient times through to contemporary performance. We look at not just the content of works - what is said in them - but also form - how it is said. THEA 221 is a core second-year subject in Theatre Studies at the University of Otago.

Paper title Theatre: Ancient to Contemporary
Paper code THEA221
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
(THEA 121 or THEA 122) or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
theatre.studies@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper co-ordinator: Professor Stuart Young
Paper Structure
This subject is largely assessed through critical writing and/or oral presentations.

Further information on assessments is given in the course outline, which is updated annually on the basis of student feedback and other changes.
Teaching Arrangements
This subject is largely taught through lectures and seminars.

Further information on teaching arrangements is given in the course outline, which is updated annually.
Textbooks
Information on set readings is given in the course outline.

Please contact the Theatre Studies office for a copy of the most recent course outline.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the subject will gain basic literacy in key theatrical authors, styles, forms, terms and so on, as well as skills in research, essay writing and articulating ideas in a critical fashion.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 18-20, 22
Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22

A survey of international theatre from Ancient Theatre to Contemporary Performance. The conceptual, critical understanding of plays, productions, and the formal characteristics of different types of performance.

This paper introduces students to some of the most important movements, authors and styles of theatre from ancient times through to contemporary performance. We look at not just the content of works - what is said in them - but also form - how it is said. THEA 221 is a core second-year subject in Theatre Studies at the University of Otago.

Paper title Theatre: Ancient to Contemporary
Paper code THEA221
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
(THEA 121 or THEA 122) or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator: Professor Stuart Young
Paper Structure
Assessment is a combination of critical writing and oral presentations, with the options of a) performances of scenes and b) re-imagining -“ rewriting -“ classic texts.

Further information on assessments is given in the course outline, which is updated annually on the basis of student feedback and other changes.
Teaching Arrangements
This subject is largely taught through lectures and seminars.

Further information on teaching arrangements is given in the course outline, which is updated annually.
Textbooks
Information on set readings is given in the course outline.

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the subject will gain basic literacy in key theatrical authors, styles, forms, and terms, as well as skills in research, essay writing and communicating knowledge and ideas.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
A2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22