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TH2710 - Contemporary Performance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

This subject looks at selected contemporary plays from the perspective of the actor, director, designer and spectator. Students will analyse selected plays as potential performance texts and will examine the physical properties of text through practical exploration. This will involve acting set pieces and/or providing a model for designing or directing selected plays for an imagined production.

Learning Outcomes

  • the ability to analyse Australian plays within a social, political and historical context;
  • the capacity to realise performance text within the framework of a rehearsed reading of selected scenes in any set text;
  • 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 in and contribute to seminar discussions;
  • the capacity to explore the physical properties of texts.

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 lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media.


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (25%); performance 1 25% (25%); essays (25%); performance 2 25% (25%).

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