WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE

DRA3WFP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the craft of writing for performance (predominantly live, but broadly conceived: play scripts, performance poetry, monologues; speeches). Classes will attend to aspects of the writing process such as: construction; time; location; character; and dialogue. Assessment will be via analytical exercises and creative scripts of varying lengths.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of second year Theatre or Writing, or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Secret Life of PlaysPrescribedWaters, StevenNick Hearn Books

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse existing performance texts in terms of craft (e.g. form, character, dialogue, plot)

Activities:
Lecture; small group exercises; peer feedback; analytical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Write a treatment (summary) for a future script.

Activities:
Lecture; small group exercises; peer feedback; analytical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Write a scene or series of scenes (or other kind of text) for performance

Activities:
Lecture; small group exercises; peer feedback; analytical exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A reader's report: 800 words20 01
A comparative analysis of craft: 1200 words30 01
A plan of an intended work: 500 words10 02
A creative written work for performance: 1500 words40 03

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoel Maloney

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A reader's report: 800 words20 01
A comparative analysis of craft: 1200 words30 01
A plan of an intended work: 500 words10 02
A creative written work for performance: 1500 words40 03