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TH1720 - Australian Stage

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media.


Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (25%); performance 1 (25%); essays (25%); performance 2 (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.