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THEA251 Aspects of Physical Theatre

The investigation and analysis of external, physical approaches to performance through the study of image, mask and devising.

This paper looks at a range of physical theatre methods in a practical context. Students will create short performances that will be presented at the end of the paper.

Paper title Aspects of Physical Theatre
Paper code THEA251
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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THEA 102 or 151
THEA 213
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Hilary Halba

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, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will gain an understanding of approaches, principles, practices and theories of aspects of physical theatre. Students will also both write about and perform this knowledge.

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Identify physical theatre training methods developed by selected theorist-practitioners
  • Comparatively analyse differences between approaches to physical theatre training and performance
  • Create a performance using physical theatre techniques
  • Write reflectively about the deployment of selected physical theatre training and performance techniques

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system