School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

THEA-206 – Dramaturgies of the World

Points:20Prerequisites:20 THEA pts or 40 pts from Part A of the BA Schedule
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. 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. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

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 1 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
13116 29 Feb – 20 Mar 2016Fri1100 - 115077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306James McKinnon*
Anne Evans 
29 Feb – 27 Mar 2016Tue1100 - 115077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306
28 Mar – 24 Apr 2016Fri1100 - 115077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306
4 Apr – 24 Apr 2016Tue1100 - 115077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Tue1100 - 115077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Fri1100 - 115077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306

Course Outline Information

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