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THEA353 Bi-cultural Theatre

Examines bi-cultural theatre theory and practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

This paper looks at theatre created between Māori and non-Māori contexts and explores how culture and identity can be articulated through theatre and performance. The paper blends theory and practice in a dynamic way, has a community focus and culminates in a devised public performance by the class.

Paper title Bi-cultural Theatre
Paper code THEA353
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level THEA or MAOR points
Restriction
THEA 253
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
theatre.studies@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Ms Hilary Halba

Please contact the Theatre Studies office for a copy of the most recent course outline.
Paper Structure
This paper is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical performance workshops. Students will devise a public performance at the end of the semester, so extra rehearsal hours will be required outside of class time.
Teaching Arrangements
Please contact the Theatre Studies office for a copy of the most recent course outline.
Textbooks
Readings for this paper will be drawn from a variety of textbooks. Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Compare ways in which expressions of culture have been articulated in Aotearoa/New Zealand through theatre
  • Articulate an understanding of
    1. Fundamental differences between bi- and multiculturalism in theatre
    2. The impact of cultural imperialism and globalisation on theatre production in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Analyse ways in which theatre can both reflect and challenge ideas of cultural representation and expression
  • Engage in Kaupapa-Māori-led research with a member of the community focusing on performance
  • Communicate findings orally, in writing and through performance
  • Devise a performance in a group

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Examines bi-cultural theatre theory and practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

This paper looks at theatre created between M?üori and non-M?üori contexts and explores how culture and identity can be articulated through theatre and performance. The paper blends theory and practice in a dynamic way, has a community focus and culminates in a devised public performance by the class.

Paper title Bi-cultural Theatre
Paper code THEA353
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2020
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
18 200-level THEA or MAOR points
Restriction
THEA 253
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.
Eligibility
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Programme. Please contact Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Ms Hilary Halba
Paper Structure
This paper is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical performance workshops. Students will devise a public performance at the end of the semester, so extra rehearsal hours will be required outside of class time.
Teaching Arrangements
Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
Textbooks
Readings for this paper will be drawn from a variety of textbooks. Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Compare ways in which expressions of culture have been articulated in Aotearoa/New Zealand through theatre
  • Articulate an understanding of
    1. Fundamental differences between bi- and multiculturalism in theatre
    2. The impact of cultural imperialism and globalisation on theatre production in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Analyse ways in which theatre can both reflect and challenge ideas of cultural representation and expression
  • Engage in Kaupapa-MÄori-led research with a member of the community focusing on performance
  • Communicate findings orally, in writing and through performance
  • Devise a performance in a group

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2020

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