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THEA325 Radical Theatre in Context, 1880-2000

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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.

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 artists in theatre and performance of the 20th century in historical context.

Paper title Radical Theatre in Context, 1880-2000
Paper code THEA325
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
THEA 221 or THEA 253 or THEA 255
Restriction
THEA 425
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator 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 School of Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts 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.
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Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of 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 2021

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