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Asian Theatre (6 points)


Leader: Rachel Fensham

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit will introduce students to Asian theatre work, both past and present. A special focus will be given to recent developments in Asian theatre, including the community theatre movement in the Phillipines and Thailand; contemporary Japanese theatre such as Butoh; and intercultural work by Ong Keng Sen (Singapore) and Rustom Bharucha (India). The unit will emphasise reading this performance work in the historical and political context of Asian societies.

Assessment: Class exercises (2700 word equivalent): 60% + essay (1800 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hour workshop per week

Prerequisites: First year Arts

Prohibitions: DTS3050

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