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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
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Will Peterson


Previously coded PER3000


The unit will focus on contemporary Australian theatre in the context of social and political ideas about performance. The definition of performance will broadly include film festivals, sound sculpture, contemporary opera, music theatre, street theatre, community theatre and multi-media installations. Key topics will include the ways in which theatre and theatrical representation contributes to cultural identity, social interaction and the interrogation of the human subject. This subject will also provide eminently practical knowledge and tools with which to participate in theatrical life beyond the university.


Research assignment (2250 words): 50%
Written Examination (2250 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Will Peterson

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week

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



A two year sequence of Performing Arts units in the Bachelor of Performing Arts degree.