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TH1720 - Australian Stage

Credit points: 03
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Australian Theatre - the performance text 1 looks at selected contemporary Australian 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 explorations.

Learning Outcomes

  • To analyse Australian plays within a social, political and historical context;
  • To explore the physical properties of texts;
  • To lead a seminar on selected aspects of the performance text that involves researching the play's production history;
  • To participate and contribute in seminar discussions;
  • 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, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (20%); performance 1 (20%) performance 2 (20%) (40%); essays (40%).

    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.