Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to theatre and its knowledges - acting theory, theatre history and dramatic criticism. Studies of the actor, director, playwright, and critic, and their work in theatre companies will be approached using well-known examples from twentieth century theatre history and practice. Knowledges of theatre involve understanding its dynamic and interactive processes and the considerable changes in professional roles over time. While the focus is on the dominant forms of modern western theatre, consideration will be given to challenges from the innovative work of contemporary Australian and overseas practitioners.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions Core subject at first-year in the Theatre and Drama major in the Bachelor of Arts degree at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTwentieth century actor trainingPreliminaryHodge, A. 1999ROUTLEDGE .

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 20
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Essay 1600 words40
Performance (Equivalent 1600 words)40
Theatre Review 800 words20