Examines ways in which culture and identity are articulated in bicultural and multicultural theatre theory and practice in Aotearoa.
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.
About this paper
|Theatre, Culture and Identity in Aotearoa
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- 18 200-level MAOR or THEA 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 The School of Performing Arts office (email@example.com).Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
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- Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor 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.
- 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.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- 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