School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

THEA-206 – Dramaturgies of the World

Points:20Prerequisites:As for THEA 201
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions: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.

Also offered as:  ENGL 242

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

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.

Trimester 2 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
13116 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Mon, Thu1310 - 1400Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT102James McKinnon
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Mon, Thu1310 - 1400Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT102

Course Outline Information

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