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THEA424 Aspects of Modern Drama and Theatre

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.

Paper title Aspects of Modern Drama and Theatre
Paper code THEA424
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
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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

Convenor: Professor Stuart Young

A list of textbooks and readings will be available prior to the beginning of semester.
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

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system