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The subject broadly introduces students to core theories in theatre studies. Theory provides a systematic set of principles or terminologies with which critical reflection or artistic practice may be formally argued, discussed and disseminated. The course will help students employ theoretical frameworks in interpreting and critiquing productions, performances and practices. In a sustained application of theory, students will also develop a qualitative self-reflective position, with opportunities to devise a short performance that demonstrates the complementary relationship of theory and practice. This unit is co-delivered to BFA Acting and BFA Theatre students.
Intended learning outcomes
- Develop a basic understanding of ancient and modern theatre theories and their discourses
- Employ theoretical frameworks in interpreting and critiquing productions and performance
- Construct and organise a logical and coherent argument, in written and oral disseminations, through sustained application of theory
Last updated: 6 December 2019