Performance Histories 2

Course code CAPA2220Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Offers a detailed study of aspects of some major performance styles, forms and traditions, and of the social and cultural contexts which shaped them.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. to develop an understanding of performance practices in specific historical periods.
2. to develop in students an understanding of the historical and cultural background to contemporary practices.
3. to enhance understanding through
practical exploration of key dramatic texts in the periods studied.
ContentCourse content is determined by the availability of full-time staff. However, from time to time, sections of the course may be taught by outside experts. Each semester's work is devoted to study of an important historical period or style.
Replacing Course(s)DRAM2220 Performance Histories 2
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed DRAM2220 Performance Histories 2.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of DRAM101 and DRAM102
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch-based essay (1500-2000 words, 25%, due week 14)
Other: (please specify)A logbook reflecting the student's understanding of the course material, additional reading and reflections on the practical exercises undertaken in the workshops (20%, due week 14)
Other: (please specify)Active participation in all aspects of work done in class (20%)
Presentations - IndividualBased on individual research task culminating in 20 minute presentation in week 14 (35%)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term