|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Graduates should have an understanding of the historical and current influences on the industry in which they seek to pursue their careers. This course is designed to survey the multi-faceted nature and the development of Australian drama and theatre since the beginning of white settlement. By tracing the notion of identity through major movements (both mainstream and marginalised) within the Australian theatre industry, students will be equipped to engage critically with the issues facing the industry today.
The course commences with an historical overview of Australian theatre and concludes at the beginning of the 21st century with an exploration of contemporary theatre. Throughout the course, students will study some of the social, political, economic and artistic elements and key artists and companies that have shaped Australian theatre. The course attempts to represent a diversity of "voices" in Australian theatre, and will draw upon plays, articles and other secondary materials to explore various relevant socio-political and economic issues as they relate to identification.