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ATS3482

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Sue Tweg

Notes

Previously coded DTS3630

Synopsis

In this unit we look at nine of Shakespeare's plays, both as texts on the page for study and analysis, and as blueprints for performance work. The aim is to encourage you to experience plays as both imaginative poetry and living theatre for today. We explore how plays have been understood at different historical times and in different cultures. There will be a weekly two-hour workshop for all students, plus an additional (optional) hour long performance workshop on a selected play each Wednesday afternoon.

Assessment

Workshop participation and presentation: 50%
Examination (2 hours) or short performance with written analysis (2000 word equivalent) or essay (2000 words): 50%
Third-year students will be expected to demonstrate greater sophistication in the interpretation of texts, to take the lead in practical explorations, and to make reference in written work to relevant secondary material

Chief examiner(s)

Susan Tweg

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour workshop) per week

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

English
Theatre

Prerequisites

A first year sequence

Prohibitions

ATS2482