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    A comparative study of selected theatre texts and performances from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.

    This paper surveys some of the major developments and artists within theatre and performance in Australasia (Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand).

    About this paper

    Paper title Theatre of Australasia
    Subject Theatre Studies
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
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    THEA 211 or THEA 221
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.

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    Teaching Arrangements
    This subject is largely taught through lectures and seminars. Further information on teaching arrangements is given in the course outline.

    Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.

    Course outline

    Please contact the School of Performing Arts office ( 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
    Students who successfully complete this paper will gain general literacy in key Australian and New Zealand theatrical authors, styles, forms, terms and so on, as well as skills in research, essay writing and articulating ideas in a critical fashion.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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