Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

THEA122 Drama on Stage and Screen

The study of conventions and techniques of drama and performance both on stage and on screen, using texts drawn from cinema and television as well as theatre.

A variety of plays and films are drawn from different periods and cultures, including Renaissance England, mid 20th-century United States, modern Britain and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Paper title Drama on Stage and Screen
Paper code THEA122
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

^ Top of page

Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Professor Stuart Young and Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Paper Structure

The paper is taught through lectures and tutorials. 

In lectures and tutorials students have the opportunity to perform scenes from plays studied in the paper.

Students attend and analyse live performances.

There are screenings of cinematic texts.


 

Teaching Arrangements

Assessment includes analyses of texts (plays and films) and performances, a short seminar presentation, and a comparative essay.

Textbooks

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (mtpa@otago.ac.nz) for plays and films to be studied.

Course outline

Please contact the Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (mtpa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent course outline.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Develop knowledge of a number of exemplary plays and films
  • Develop an understanding of fundamental dramatic, theatrical and cinematic terms and concepts
  • Develop the ability to analyse play texts, films and theatrical performance
  • Develop fundamental library research skills
  • Develop writing skills and be introduced to presenting their research and analysis in oral seminars

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
T2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41
T3 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
T4 Thursday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41