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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Aspects of Modern Drama and Theatre
    Subject Theatre Studies
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    72 300-level THEA points
    THEA 324
    With approval from the Programme Co-ordinator, the normal prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge.
    Students must be eligible for Honours.

    Teaching staff

    Convener: Amanda Martin


    Textbooks for 2024 to be advised.

    Course outline

    Please contact the School of Performing Arts office ( 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

    In this paper students will:

    • Acquire a solid knowledge and understanding of the work of a range of modern and contemporary cutting-edge playwrights and theatre-makers
    • Deepen their ability to read and analyse a range of theatrical genres and styles
    • Enhance their skills in critical reading, independent research, academic writing, oral presentation, and communication
    • Develop the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with colleagues/peers


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 14:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42
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