MODERN DRAMA

DRA2MOA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesDRA1MKT OR HUS1MOV

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Present a scene from a modern or contemporary play in small groups
02. Critique a theatre production
03. Research essay
04. Write and speak about play texts - narratives, themes, characters

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Classwork tests (800 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4

Essay (1600 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Group presentation (equivalent 1600 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2