THEATRE SPACES AND STAGES: ARCHITECTURE, PRODUCTION AND COMMUNITY

DRA3TSS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Western theatre began outdoors at the foot of the Acropolis. The management of exterior and interior spaces has been a major theme in the changing shapes of its performance places ever since. In this subject students will investigate theatre architectures; the ways in which theatre spaces interact with the kinds of performance produced in them and the spatial practices of the communities they embody and reflect. Stage and lighting design and the mechanics of theatre operation will also be examined.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-year drama or coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DRA2TSS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA short history of Western performance spacePrescribedWiles, D.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2003
ReadingsPlaces of performance: the semiotics of theatre architectureRecommendedCarlson, M.CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS 1989
ReadingsSpace in performance: making meaning in the theatreRecommendedMcAuley, G.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS 2000

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply historical knowledge and theoretical ideas about theatre architecture to case study analysis.

Activities:
Discussion, essay, review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

02. Create new site specific performance material

Activities:
Practical workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Develop pracitical skills in theatre-making in a range of spacial configurations

Activities:
Performance
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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