The study of a body of modern dramaturges (playwrights, directors, theorist-practitioners) and their texts, with particular reference to the intellectual, historical and artistic context of these models, and to the conceptual vision of each featured artist.
What makes theatre "radical" or "avant-garde" - and what, for that matter, makes something theatre in the first place? Is this a question of form or style, or can performance and the arts intervene in the major issues of time? This subject addresses these questions through a survey of some of the major innovative artists in theatre and performance of the 20th century in historical context.
|Paper title||Radical Theatre in Context, 1880-2000|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- THEA 221 or THEA 253 or THEA 255
- THEA 425
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.
- More information link
View more information on the School of Performing Arts website
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator to be advised. Please contact the school for more information.
- Paper Structure
This subject is largely assessed through critical writing and/or oral presentations.
- Teaching Arrangements
This subject is largely taught through lectures and seminars.
Information on set readings is given in the course outline. Please contact the School of Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Course outline
Please contact the School of Performing Arts for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of this paper will equip students to critically reflect upon the contextual and aesthetic history of avant-garde theatre, as well as providing them with strong skills in research, essay writing and articulating ideas in a critical fashion.