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THEA353 Bi-cultural Theatre

Examines bi-cultural theatre theory and practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

This paper looks at theatre created between Māori and non-Māori contexts and explores how culture and identity can be articulated through theatre and performance. The paper blends theory and practice in a dynamic way, has a community focus and culminates in a devised public performance by the class.

Paper title Bi-cultural Theatre
Paper code THEA353
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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Prerequisite
18 200-level THEA or MAOR points
Restriction
THEA 253
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Programme Co-ordinator.
Eligibility

Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Programme. Please contact The School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz).

Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.

Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Paper Structure
This paper is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical performance workshops. Students will devise a public performance at the end of the semester, so extra rehearsal hours will be required outside of class time.
Teaching Arrangements

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Textbooks
Readings for this paper will be drawn from a variety of textbooks. Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to

  • Compare ways in which expressions of culture have been articulated in Aotearoa New Zealand through theatre
  • Articulate an understanding of
    1. Fundamental differences between bi- and multiculturalism in theatre
    2. The impact of cultural imperialism and globalisation on theatre production in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Analyse ways in which theatre can both reflect and challenge ideas of cultural representation and expression
  • Engage in Kaupapa-Māori-led research with a member of the community focusing on performance
  • Communicate findings orally, in writing and through performance
  • Devise a performance in a group

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Timetable

Not offered in 2020

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