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THEA424 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 generally focuses on one of the most exciting periods and bodies of work in theatrical history - British drama since 1956 - but has also included some key American and Australasian plays of the same period.

Paper title Aspects of Modern Drama and Theatre
Paper code THEA424
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,142.40
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,661.93

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72 300-level THEA points
THEA 324
With approval from the Programme Co-ordinator, the normal prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge.
Students must be eligible for Honours.

Teaching staff

Convenor: Professor Stuart Young
Associate Professor Hilary Halba

Paper Structure

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

A list of textbooks and readings will be available prior to the beginning of semester.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • Knowledge of a significant body of modern drama and theatre
  • A sure 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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Not offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system