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Twentieth Century Australian Drama (12 points)


Leader: P Fitzpatrick

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The work of Australian playwrights of the last hundred years. Critical approaches. Patterns of preoccupations which the plays reflect and the ideologies and conventions to which they are related. Local and international theatrical models to which the plays may refer. Empowering and disabling influences of a consciousness of tradition, and the cultural assumptions on which they are based. Ways the playwrights have shaped or adapted images of Australian identity.

Assessment: Essay/research project (5000 words): 50% + Essay (2000 words): 25% + Seminar paper (2000 words): 25%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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