History of Theatre (PASA5911)

15 (0.125 EFTS)
To enable students to examine and reflect upon the historical development of theatre languages and theories in an interactive multi-disciplinary learning environment. This course focuses on placing selected movements and developments of production and performance in the context of the student?s specialist discipline. There is a focus on experiencing professional art making in the community through field trips and site visits.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Topics include: 

Audience / performer relationships and the possibilities of creative expression in live performance Changes in technology Cinema and its effect on the theatre
Contributions and influence of selected practitioners and theorists Form and genre in texts Historical development of contemporary theatre
Historical, social, political contexts History of theatre
From ritual/religion to Greece and ending by mid 19th Century NZ theatre from 19th century until 1950s
The use of the space and the relationship with the audience Theatre as a socio-cultural-historical phenomenon Theatre genre
Theatre movements, playwrights and the development of acting methods View and discuss a range of performance and/or artistic events
Learning and teaching approaches
The course is taught in lecture/seminar/tutorial modes Topics may be taught in an integrated manner
Activities include self-directed learning, class exercises, work in groups, guest lectures and field trips to Film Festival, Art Gallery, Live Performance, Museum exhibition, etc.
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5089

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
25 Jul 18 - 26 Sep 18 StudioWednesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
17 Oct 18 - 21 Nov 18 StudioWednesday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre), Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Production Design and Management).

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