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CLS2810

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Synopsis

The unit will show the development of (post-) modern drama in European culture along a historical trajectory going back to the turn-of-the-century avant garde. Particular attention will be paid to the theatre of the absurd of Artaud, Becket and Chekhov and the minimalist theatre of the post-impressionist Grotowski. The theoretical component of the course will offer various contemporary and classical models (psychoanalysis, Aristotelian poetics, semiotics of the theatre) with which to analyse particular dramatic texts or trends.

Assessment

Seminar paper (1500 words): 25%
Essay (2000 words): 45%
End-of-semester test (60 minutes): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Contact hours

2.5 hours (1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Drama and theatre studies
Comparative literature and cultural studies

Prohibitions

CLS3810, SLA2810, SLA3810