Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Communication & Arts School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

1L, 2T

Prerequisite

DRAM1010 for students in the drama major. AUST1000 for students in the Australian studies minor.

Restricted

Course offering may be cancelled unless a minimum of 20 students enrol.

Assessment methods

Tutorial Participation; Blackboard Entries; Major Research Essay; Performance & Reflection

Course coordinator

Dr Stephen Carleton

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course examines the long tradition of Australian drama from early convict theatre, through nineteenth century melodrama, and across the bush drama, New Wave, Aboriginal drama and 'Internationalist' schools of the twentieth century to the present day. Questions the course asks include 'How is national identity reflected in the theatre Australia produces?', or even more importantly, 'How is national identity shaped by the work of theatre-makers across time?'

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile