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THEA324 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 THEA324
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
THEA 221 or THEA 211 or 54 200-level points
Restriction
THEA 424
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Professor Stuart Young
Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Textbooks
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 (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • Knowledge of a significant body of modern drama and theatre
  • A deeper understanding of dramatic and theatrical concepts
  • The ability to analyse and discuss plays' texts in depth and to convey that knowledge and understanding both in writing and orally
  • Enhanced research skills
  • The ability to work with others in preparing and presenting research

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22

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 THEA324
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
THEA 221 or THEA 211 or 54 200-level points
Restriction
THEA 424
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Professor Stuart Young

Paper Structure

Classes include a mixture of lectures, seminars and play readings.

Textbooks
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 (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41