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THT1002 Making Theatre History 2

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


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 offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023