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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 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (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 322
    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.

    Teaching staff

    Teaching staff: Associate Professor Hilary Halba

    Paper Structure

    This subject is largely assessed through critical writing and/or oral presentations.
    Further information on assessments is given in the course outline, which is updated annually.

    Teaching Arrangements

    This subject is largely taught through lectures and seminars.

    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.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the subject 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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