This topic introduces aspects of dramaturgical practice in theatre production, with a focus on new writing for performance. Dramaturgy involves applying skills in research and analysis to theatre production. It includes study of the culture, society and conventions that form the context of play scripts, and an enquiry into the significance of making theatre for audiences today. What kind of world does the play represent? How is that world best represented on stage? And what will make the play work in the theatre for an audience today?
This topic aims to: