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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Chris Worth


Previously coded DTS3830


This unit is a study of texts which exist as plays and films. The unit explores ways in which dramatists and film directors realise their respective visions within the modes and techniques available to them. The unit emphasises a range of drama and cinematic approaches to the literary text. Topics include the nature and function of dialogue in play and film, mise-en-scene in theatre and film, the question of realism, and drama text and screenplay as 'blueprints' for performance.


Written work: 60% (2500 words)
Test: 40% (2 hours) 3rd year students are required to demonstrate broader critical reading and greater analytical grasp of the topic than students studying at 2nd year level and will be invited to make tutorial presentations on their essay topics.

Chief examiner(s)

Christopher Worth

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



Completion of first-year sequence