Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The Subject is divided into three parts: 1) an exploration of early modern theatre practice; 2) a consideration of five early modern plays in terms of the subversion / containment debate; 3) a focus on different types of contemporary Shakespeare in production.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first year Drama and Theatre subjects or coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects DRA3SIP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsComplete worksPrescribedShakespeare, W. 1998OXFORD SHAKESPEAR
ReadingsThe Duchess of MalfiPrescribedWebster, J. 1976MACHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsThe complete playsPrescribedMarlowe, C. Edited by Russell, J. 1969PENGUIN

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Essay (2000 words)50
Performance (equivalent to 1000 words)25
Research Forum (introductory statement and 30 minute discussion - equivalent to 1000 words)25