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.
Briar Grace-Smith, When Sun & Moon Collide (Playmarket);
Andrew Bovell, When the Rain Stops Falling (Nick Hern);
Dennis Kelly, From Morning to Midnight;
Henrik Ibsen, Hedda Gabler;
Sarah Ruhl, In the Next Room: Or The Vibrator Play;
Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny Opera: v.2: Pt.2.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.
Theatre admissions ($26 approx).
2-hour seminar tba.
Coordinator: James McKinnon.
Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 20th April 2014
Teaching dates 5th May 2014 - 8th June 2014
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.