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TH2711 - Live Performance Writing

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

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.

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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
TH2103

Availabilities

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 6
Census Date 23-Jun-2011
Face to face teaching (Classes run June 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th & 30th, 2-4pm. There are five face to face workshops (10 hours) and up to six Skype sessions (4&5 July, 11&14 July, 18&21 July).)
Coord/Lect:Assoc. Professor Michael Beresford.
Contact hours:
  • 10 hours tutorials
    Assessment:writing tasks (30%); essays (20%); (50%).