1 x 1-hour lecture weekly 1 x 1-hour seminar weekly 1 x 2-hour film screening weekly
1 Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts 1a Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts 1b Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts 1c Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences 1d Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts 1e Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts 1f Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences 1g Admission into BAGIS-Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems 1h Admission into BCACW-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) 1i Admission into BCADM-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media) 1j Admission into BCADR-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) 1k Admission into BCASC-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) 1l Admission into BMEDIAA-Bachelor of Media Arts 1m Admission into BAHA-Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers 1n Admission into BCACD-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design) 2 9 units of second level DRAM topics Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
DRAM2006 has been successfully completed
This topic is concerned with the emergence of postmodern theatre since the 1950s. This includes a study of some of the major stylists, theorists and practitioners in Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. This course will examine theories of postmodern and postdramatic theatre, discuss landmark productions and evaluate the ensuing critical debates.
This topic aims to:
introduce a range of historically and stylistically significant 20th Century landmark performances and demonstrate their implications for subsequent theatrical development
introduce a range of key postmodern and postdramatic theorists, stylists and practitioners in Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom from 1950 to now
provide students with the opportunity to develop an historical perspective by recognising, articulating and evaluating these theories and performances in the light of current theatre practice
develop students' ability to think, speak and write about performance in a critically engaged, aesthetically informed and ethically responsive manner
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will:
have acquired a close knowledge of the set theatrical texts and their landmark presentations and have an understanding of their significance in relation to the recent history of drama and, in particular, the emerging concept of the director
have the ability to apply appropriate aesthetic criteria and historical perspective in analysing performances and the cultural contexts from which they have come
be able to demonstrate an ability to contribute to group discussion and respond constructively
be able to demonstrate an ability to research, formulate and present seminar papers and essays in a clear, coherent and confident manner
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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