The study of conventions and techniques of drama and performance both on stage and on screen, using texts drawn from cinema and television as well as theatre.
A variety of plays and films are drawn from different periods and cultures, including Renaissance England, mid 20th-century United States, modern Britain and Aotearoa New Zealand.
|Paper title||Drama on Stage and Screen|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
The paper is taught through lectures and tutorials.
In lectures and tutorials students have the opportunity to perform scenes from plays studied in the paper.
Students attend and analyse live performances.
There are screenings of cinematic texts.
- Teaching Arrangements
Assessment includes analyses of texts (plays and films) and performances, a short seminar presentation, and a comparative essay.
Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for plays and films to be studied.
- Course outline
Please contact the Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (email@example.com) for a copy of the most recent course outline.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Develop knowledge of a number of exemplary plays and films
- Develop an understanding of fundamental dramatic, theatrical and cinematic terms and concepts
- Develop the ability to analyse play texts, films and theatrical performance
- Develop fundamental library research skills
- Develop writing skills and be introduced to presenting their research and analysis in oral seminars