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THEA455 Shakespeare Text to Performance

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Exploring performance practices and an introduction to the dramaturgical and devising skills required to create a Shakespearean concept performance targeting a specific community audience.

Paper title Shakespeare Text to Performance
Paper code THEA455
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,348.60
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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72 300-level ENGL or THEA points (including THEA 351)
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Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Suzanne Little

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Course outline

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate versatile vocal technique appropriate to the demands of Shakespearean performance
  • Work responsibly and with complicity within a creative production ensemble
  • Demonstrate dramaturgical writing and devising skills appropriate to the creation of a concept Shakespearean performance
  • Perform Shakespearean verse and prose, displaying a thorough understanding of the form

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system