|Semester 2, 2023 Toowoomba On-campus|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||30 September 2023|
Course Coordinator: David Fenton
Enrolment is not permitted in THT1002 if THE1002 has been previously completed.
The study of the performance event, and of dramatic texts and theatre theories, provides insights into human experience. Knowing more about human beings through the dramatic literature of the twentieth century relies on the notion of “posts” (things that occur after significant events). Significant historical aspects of the twentieth century will be considered so that students may gain a foundational knowledge of the dynamics relationship between history, theory and drama. The material studied here is central to the broad knowledges required for theatre, arts, communication, humanities and education students.
This course provides students with an introductory overview of some of the major plays, theories and historical features of the twentieth century. Texts will be drawn mostly from European, American and Australian performance traditions, as well as discussions around colonial processes (including, Indigenous, female and queer absence) to capture a wide variety of playwriting styles and comparisons between works. Continuing on from THE1001, this course further develops students' written skills and knowledge about the construction of dramatic literature and its historical context. Using essays, quizzes, and debates, students will read a wide variety of materials to promote a wide consideration of how the theatre is dynamic.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- explain how aspects of twentieth century drama were shaped by socio-cultural changes and how this might influence other how theatre is made
- identify specific dramatic texts and theoretical contexts from Western traditions of theatre in the twentieth century
- Compare and contrast theatrical styles in order to understand the dynamic applications of theatre performance embedded in dramatic literature
- interpret and communicate ideas in writing using the essay genre and format
|1.||Laying the Foundations||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|Weighting (%)||Course learning outcomes|
|Presentation (ind, grp, mltmd)||Yes||20||1,2|