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    The issues and practices involved in representing trauma and violence in theatre and performance.

    About this paper

    Paper title Trauma and Violence in Performance
    Subject Theatre Studies
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    72 300-level THEA points
    Limited to
    BA(Hons), PGDipArts
    May not be credited together with THEA454 passed in 2011 or 2014.

    Teaching staff

    Associate Professor Suzanne Little
    Professor Stuart Young
    Associate Professor Hilary Halba


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    Course outline

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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Global and Interdisciplinary perspective.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will:

    • Gain a developed understanding of a variety of historical and contemporary forms that represent trauma and violence in performance
    • Gain an understanding of the underlying representational issues and ethical complexity involved in performance that includes violence and trauma
    • Gain an understanding of key theories and approaches pertinent to this field of performance
    • Develop individual research interests in the area
    • Begin to develop and implement an individual philosophical and practical approach to traumatic and violent representation in performance
    • Further develop research and academic writing skills


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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