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The Language of Performance (6 points)


Leader: Peter Fitzpatrick

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: An introduction to the ways in which meanings are communicated in the theatre. The course is based on the assumption that the study of any theatrical text is incomplete if it is not related to models of performance, whether those are historical or contemporary, actual or hypothetical. The seminars will normally involve intensive work on particular sequences from the prescribed plays.

Assessment: Essay (1500 words): 25% + Creative/Performance project: 25% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 2.5 hours (1 lecture and 1.5 hour seminar) per week

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