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TH2711 - Live Performance Writing

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

This subject introduces the student to the specifics of writing for the stage as a creative art and to the language of theatre. It provides students with an understanding of performance writing. Students will participate in a series of writing exercises that will lead to the creation of a monologue and/or two hander. Students will also work with selected texts and have their work read by actors.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop the basic skills of writing for theatre;
  • experience applying the techniques learned towards the realisation of a performance text;
  • explore the dimensions of stage craft and theatricalisation.
Prerequisites: 12CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Glenn Porter
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 5 hours - Individual skype consultations
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); drafting process (10%), performance text (30%) (40%); essays (20%); writing tasks (30%).

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