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Stages: Issues in Theatre History (6 points)


Leader: Chirs Worth

Not offered in 2003.

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 exercise and report (900 words): 20% + Research project (2250 words): 50% + Class exercises and tests (total 1.5 hours): 30%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: DTS3870

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