Drama on Stage and Screen

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Drama on Stage and Screen

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The study of conventions and techniques of drama and performance both on stage and on screen, using texts drawn from cinema and television as well as theatre.

    The course introduces students to the conventions and techniques of drama both on stage and on screen, using texts drawn from the cinema and the theatre. The selection of texts represents a variety of dramatic types from a wide range of periods and cultures, including Renaissance England, late 19C Russia, mid-late 20C United States, modern Britain, and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    Learning Outcomes:
    -Knowledge of a number of exemplary plays and films
    -An understanding of fundamental dramatic, theatrical and cinematic terms and concepts
    -The ability to analyse play texts, films and theatrical performance
    -Fundamental library research skills
    -It will develop writing skills and introduce students to presenting their research and analysis in oral seminars

    Course Structure: Lecture based

    Textbooks: Text books are not required for this paper.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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