Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The Subject is divided into three parts: 1) an exploration of early modern theatre practice; 2) Textual study of five early modern plays ; 3) a focus on different types of contemporary Shakespeare in production.

SchoolSchool 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 15 credit points of first year Drama and Theatre subjects or coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects DRA3SIP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse texts and contexts to write a critical essay

Secondary research; essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Deliver an oral comparative analysis of selected Shakespearean performances

Research Forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Research into the practices of the early modern theatre

Workshop classes; secondary research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Work in teams to create short Shakespearean performances

Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (1500 words)40 01, 02, 03
Performance (equivalent to 1250 words)35 01
Classroom exercises (equivalent to 1000 words)25 02, 04