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 Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Will Peterson


This unit deals provides an opportunity for extended, in-depth investigation of the full background context of a performance. Students can explore the social, cultural background of a production, its performance history, its material culture. The relationships between technical aspects, scenography, history and the conceptual background to a production are explore in terms of their effects and reception.


On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have practical experience of an indepth dramaturgical project
  2. Understand the relationships between materials and ideas in theatre.
  3. Have an advanced understanding and experience of the role of the dramaturg.


Written work (1800 words): 40%
Project (2700 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Will Peterson

Contact hours

One 2 hour seminar per week

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



ATS2891 or ATS2767