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THEA455 Shakespeare Text to Performance

Exploring performance practices and an introduction to the dramaturgical and devising skills required to create a Shakespearean concept performance targeting a specific community audience.

Paper title Shakespeare Text to Performance
Paper code THEA455
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,409.28
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72 300-level ENGL or THEA points (including THEA 351)
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Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Suzanne Little

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Course outline

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Demonstrate versatile vocal technique appropriate to the demands of Shakespearean performance
  • Work responsibly and with complicity within a creative production ensemble
  • Demonstrate dramaturgical writing and devising skills appropriate to the creation of a concept Shakespearean performance
  • Perform Shakespearean verse and prose, displaying a thorough understanding of the form

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system