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DTS2870

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
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Chris Worth

Synopsis

This unit will explore the interplay of spaces, audiences, dramatic texts, political and cultural contexts, people and technology at key moments in theatre history. The case studies will be the commercial theatre of Elizabethan England, the theatre of Restoration London, spectacular theatre in gold-rush Melbourne, and the theatrical fortunes of a Shakespeare play. The unit considers theoretical issues involved in theatre history and dramatic writing in order to develop an understanding of the relations between our own theatrical experience and the intertexts of past performances.

Assessment

Research work/projects: 70% (3150 words)
Class participation and test: 30%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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

Drama and theatre studies

Prohibitions

DTS3870