MODERN DRAMA AND ACTING IDENTITY
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are introduced to the modern drama of realism which dominated twentieth-century theatre. The plays of Ibsen and Chekhov and emotions of love and fear are considered and their interpretation in Stanislavski's styles of acting. This theatrical realism is compared with Brecht's plays and his ideas of acting in epic theatre. The subject is taught through a combination of theatre history, dramatic literature and some exercises in acting and staging. It investigates the social meanings of different approaches to emotions, realism, acting and staging identity.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPeta Tait
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Special conditions Core subject at 2nd year for the Theatre and Drama major in the Bachelor of Arts degree at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Brecht on theatre||Prescribed||Brecht, B. 1964||TRANS. J. WILLETT, EYRE METHUEN .|
|Readings||Five plays||Prescribed||Chekhov, A. 1998||TRANS. HINGLEY, OUP .|
|Readings||Four major plays||Prescribed||Ibsen, H. 1981||TRANS. MACFARLANE AND ARUP, OUP|
|Readings||Mother Courage and her children||Prescribed||Brecht, B. 1983||METHUEN STUDENT EDITIONS .|
|Readings||The good person of Szechwan||Prescribed||Brecht, B.||METHUEN.|
|Readings||Modern drama in theory and practice, Vol. 1||Preliminary||Styan, J.L 1983||CAMBRIDGE UP .|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeta Tait
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Classwork tests (400 words equivalent)||10|
|Essay (2000 words)||50|
|Group presentation (equivalent 800 words)||20|
|Theatre Critique (800 words)||20|