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THEA424 Aspects of Modern Drama and Theatre

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The study of a body of modern dramatic texts with reference to the particular context of their production.

The paper features a representative selection of the most exciting recent European, British and American drama and theatre.

Paper title Aspects of Modern Drama and Theatre
Paper code THEA424
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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Prerequisite
72 300-level THEA points
Restriction
THEA 324
Notes
With approval from the Programme Co-ordinator, the normal prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge.
Eligibility
Students must be eligible for Honours.
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Professor Stuart Young
Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Textbooks
A list of textbooks and readings will be available prior to the beginning of semester.
Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • Knowledge of a significant body of modern drama and theatre
  • A sure understanding of dramatic and theatrical concepts
  • The ability to analyse and discuss plays' texts in depth and to convey that knowledge and understanding both in writing and orally
  • Enhanced research skills
  • The ability to work with others in preparing and presenting research

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22