Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr William Peterson


Previously coded PER1040


An investigation of the elements that comprise a performance.

  1. An overview of the technical departments involved in the theatre making process.
  2. Selected scenes from contemporary playtexts or libretti, investigating a methodology of rehearsal, including exercises on action and character. The class will present showings of their scene work.


Seminar/workshop participation: 30%
Written document (1000 words): 30%
Contribution to performance projects: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr William Peterson

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour workshop) per week

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