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THTR13127 - Theatre Studies 6: Dada to Post-Modern Theatre

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will study the development and structure of various theatre styles from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. Beginning with the dada and surrealist theatre movements in the twentieth century, you will explore the theatre of cruelty, the theatre of the absurd and post-modern theatre trends to the present day. 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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
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.

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Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mackay
Online

Attendance Requirements

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. In-class Test(s) 60%

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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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the development and structure of various theatre styles from the mid twentieth century to the present
  2. Articulate attributes of performance practice relating to various theatre styles from the mid twentieth century to the present
  3. Relate the performance practices of the various theatre styles from the mid twentieth century to the present to their broader political, social, and cultural contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Intermediate Level
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)