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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 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 THEA424
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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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

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 ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

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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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


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


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