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TH2710 - Contemporary Performance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

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.
Prerequisites: 12CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
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%).

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.