In this unit, you will explore classical methods of acting including the commedia dell'arte (a form of theatre characterised by masked 'types') and the Elizabethan theatre (a style of theatre in England from the mid 1500's until the mid 1600's). Commedia dell'arte is studied in a practical and applied fashion giving you the opportunity to adopt the various personas associated with commedia. You will also explore the work and theatrical world of the Elizabethan theatre such as the works of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and Ben Johnson. You will explore the plays both as scripts and as literary works and investigate Elizabethan theatre conventions as the precursors to our own. You will also undertake a course in the technical aspects of theatre such as lighting and sound and participate in an open theatrical performance.
|Student Contribution Band||1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||There are no pre-requisites for the unit.|
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Practical Assessment||25%|
|2. Practical Assessment||25%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Practical Assessment||•|
|2 - Practical Assessment||•|
|3 - Presentation||•||•|
|4 - Performance||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Presentation||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Performance||•||•||•||•|