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DTS3870 - Stages: Issues in Theatre History

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Chris Worth


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


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.


As for DTS2870


Research exercise and report (900 words): 20%
Research project (2250 words): 50%
Class exercises and tests (total 1.5 hours): 30%
Third-year students will be required to show in their research project that they can generalise their conclusions appropriately

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week