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In this unit you will study the development and structure of realism as a theatrical style from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. You will explore the styles and motivations of Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov. Beginning with the realist theatre movements in the nineteenth century, you will explore early twentieth century realist theatre as it has evolved for theatre, film and television during the 20th and 21st centuries. You will analyse important primary sources while studying the broader political, social and cultural contexts as they apply to the history of theatrical performance practice during this period.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
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