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
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Chris Worth


Previously coded DTS2830


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)

Chief examiner(s)

Christopher Worth

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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



Completion of a first-year sequence