School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for THEA 206 in 2015.

THEA-206 – Dramaturgies of the World

Points:20Prerequisites:As for THEA 211
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:ENGL 242, ENGL 342, THEA 306

This course explores avant-garde drama and its theatrical conventions through the theory and practice of dramaturgy. Dramaturgy is the study of how meaning is generated in drama and performance. The heart of the course exposes students to the varied labours of dramaturgy, via a study of selected plays and a series of corresponding articles about dramaturgy. One or two of the plays are to be selected for more detailed study and dramaturgical analysis during the final weeks of the course. This course aims to a) broaden students' exposure to the dramatic literature of the theatrical avant-garde; b) deepen students' engagement with differing conventions of the avant-garde on stage, and the philosophical underpinnings of those conventions; c) provide students with a critical understanding of and practical experience in dramaturgical work. Co-taught with THEA 306, ENGL 342. 100% internal assessment.

Set Texts

There are no set texts for this course.
All readings will be distributed via Blackboard or archived online.
Some texts consist of audio-visual materials and can be viewed in lectures or at the library.

This course is not currently being offered.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.