Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance


Dr Felix Nobis


Not offered in 2016


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 in-depth 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.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

One 2 hour seminar per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


ATS2891 or ATS2767