AUSTRALIAN DRAMA FROM 1955 TO THE PRESENT

DRA3AUD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is a study of the development of Australian drama and theatre over the last 50-60 years, in the context of past and current policy and practice in the professional theatre. Students are engaged upon course-work based on a representative selection of texts from the period and Australian plays in performance.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesResearch forumGroup discussion following presentationScript analysis; secondary reading; collaboration, planning, integrationTheatre visits; theatre analysis

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesDRA2MIT OR DRA2SIP OR DRA2MOA

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. Discuss and debate aspects of contemporary theatrical practice and production, especially via theoretical insights
02. Facilitate group discussion of a particular play or playwright
03. Work in small groups to present a critical interpretation of an Australian play
04. Write a comparative analysis of two or three (Australian theatre productions

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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

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Classroom exercises (Equivalence 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Presentation (Equivalence 1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo37 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Performance Analysis (1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo38 SILO1, SILO4