A study of modern drama and theatre from the development of realism in the late 19th century up to contemporary plays, playwrights and production. Dramatists studied will normally include the formative Europeans Ibsen, Chekhov and Brecht (read in translation), as well as Beckett, Churchill and a contemporary New Zealand playwright. 100% internal assessment.
Taught by the School of English, Film, Theatre, Media, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
This course is also offered as THEA 201.
The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook: From Modernism to Contemporary Performance, eds. Maggie Gale and John Deeney with Dan Rebellato. (Routledge, 2010);
Briar Grace-Smith, When Sun and Moon Collide (Huia, 2004).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.
Theatre admissions ($26 approx).
2-hour seminar tba.
Coordinator: Lori Leigh.
Teaching dates 4th March 2013 - 9th June 2013
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.