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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 200-level THEA or MAOR points
- THEA 253
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.
- 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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- 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.
- 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
- Fundamental differences between bi- and multiculturalism in theatre
- 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