THEA-206 – Dramaturgies of the World
|Points:||20||Prerequisites:||As for THEA 201|
|Faculty:||Humanities & Soc Sc||Corequisites:||None|
|School:||English, Film, Theatre, Media||Restrictions:||THEA 306, ENGL 342;|
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.
Also offered as: ENGL 242
The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook: From Modernism to Contemporary Performance, Maggie Gale & John Deeny eds (Routledge).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.
This course is not currently being offered.
Course Outline Information
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