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THEA425 Radical Theatre in Context, 1880-2000

The study of a body of modern dramaturges (playwrights, directors, theorist-practitioners) and their texts, with particular reference to the intellectual, historical and artistic context of these models, and to the conceptual vision of each featured artist. Significant research on an artist of the student’s choice is required.

What makes theatre "radical" or "avant-garde" - and what, for that matter, makes something theatre in the first place? Is this a question of form or style, or can performance and the arts intervene in the major issues of time? This subject addresses these questions through a survey of some of the major innovative theatre artists in theatre and performance of the 20th century in historical context.

Paper title Radical Theatre in Context, 1880-2000
Paper code THEA425
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
72 300-level THEA or ENGL points
Restriction
THEA 325
Notes
With approval from the Programme Co-ordinator, the normal prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge.
Contact
theatre.studies@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Teaching staff to be advised.
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.
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
This paper will equip students to critically reflect upon the contextual and aesthetic history of avant-garde theatre, as well as providing them with strong skills in research, essay writing and articulating ideas in a critical fashion.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

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

The study of a body of modern dramaturges (playwrights, directors, theorist-practitioners) and their texts, with particular reference to the intellectual, historical and artistic context of these models, and to the conceptual vision of each featured artist. Significant research on an artist of the student’s choice is required.

What makes theatre "radical" or "avant-garde" - and what, for that matter, makes something theatre in the first place? Is this a question of form or style, or can performance and the arts intervene in the major issues of time? This subject addresses these questions through a survey of some of the major innovative theatre artists in theatre and performance of the 20th century in historical context.

Paper title Radical Theatre in Context, 1880-2000
Paper code THEA425
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
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
72 300-level THEA or ENGL points
Restriction
THEA 325
Notes
With approval from the Programme Co-ordinator, the normal prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge.
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Teaching staff to be advised.
Paper Structure
This subject is largely assessed through critical writing and/or oral presentations.
Teaching Arrangements
This subject is largely taught through lectures and seminars.
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
This paper will equip students to critically reflect upon the contextual and aesthetic history of avant-garde theatre, as well as providing them with strong skills in research, essay writing and articulating ideas in a critical fashion.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018

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