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TH1720 - Australian Stage

Credit points:03
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by:School of Creative Arts

This subject involves working with selected contemporary Australian plays from the perspective of the actor, director, designer and spectator. Students analyse selected plays as potential performance texts and examine the physical properties of text through practical explorations.

Learning Outcomes

  • the ability to analyse Australian plays within a social, political and historical context;
  • the capacity to explore the physical properties of texts;
  • the ability to lead a seminar on selected aspects of the performance text that involves researching the play's production history;
  • the ability to participate and contribute in seminar discussions;
  • the capacity to realise the performance text within the framework of a rehearsed reading of selected scenes in any set text.


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator:Dr Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer:Ms Sue Hayes.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment:presentations (25%); performance 1 (25%); essays (25%); performance 2 (25%).