|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 :||26 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: THT1001 or THT1002
From the moment they were first written, performed, and printed, classical plays (from the Greeks to the Renaissance) have been subjected to almost constant contestation and adaptation. Perhaps more than any other set of creative texts, these dramatic works have been cut, edited, abridged, modernised, and re-written for stage and screen, turned into novels, comics, games, and apps, and transformed for use in classrooms, prisons, and digital media. The study of the variety of ways in which classic dramatic texts have been adapted and re-written provides students with a crucial engagement with theories of text and performance that can be applied in their own project and creative work, and furthers develops the scholarly, critical and writing skills attained in THT1001 and THT1002.
Theatre and Adaptation involves an advanced level of critical analysis, workshopping, and evaluation of how these complex texts have been -- and can be -- extensively transformed in editorial, performative, pedagogical, and mediatized ways. This course will feature a special consideration of approaches to adapting the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, arguably the most extensively adapted creative works in history.
|Semester 2, 2022||On-campus||Toowoomba|