ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA IN CONTEXT

MDS3AGD

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores ancient Greek drama in its artistic, social, historical and political context through the study of ancient evidence and modern performance of the plays. Focussing on the tragedies and comedies of 5th century BC Athens, students will examine not only  the texts of the plays themselves, but also the archaeological evidence for theatre structures, visual evidence for costume and stage craft, philosophical texts,  the competitive performance environment of  state religious festivals, the composition of the audience and the historical and political context which informed the mythological and other storylines. The subject aims to provide in-depth understanding of the plays and the nature of acting in antiquity not only through close readings of the texts, but also through a performance of a play or excerpts as the culmination of the experiential learning experience. Through the design and execution of  a theatrical event, students will gain skills in team work, oral and visual presentation and event management.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGillian Shepherd

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is proposed in the context of the 2017 Anniversary as a demonstration of the expertise, teaching and learning techniques and resources of the University. Funding for Anniversary projects/events will be advertised in Semester 2, 2016. This initial version of the subject is dependent upon funding for the performance element (as an Anniversary event) and so will not run unless an application is successful; MDS2 DTH (formerly MDS2/3 DBA) will run instead

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificThe Moat TheatrePrescribedn/an/a
Discipline SpecificThe Trendall ArchivePrescribedn/an/a

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Improved writing and speaking skills

Activities:
Written assessment tasks Class discussion Group work for performance project Contribution to performance project event
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Carry out wide-ranging research and analyse sources critically in order to produce justifiable responses and solutions

Activities:
Research for written and performance tasks Research-based practical work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Work effectively in a team and interact confidently and effectively with third parties

Activities:
Group work for performance project Contribution to performance project event
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Work effectively to organise and manage a large project and its subsidiary elements to deliver timely and high quality results

Activities:
Group work for performance project Execution and timely completion of allocated tasks for performance project event
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of ancient Greek drama in its artistic, historical and socio-political context

Activities:
Written assessments Class discussion Interpretations and solutions contributing to performance project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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