Gives students a practical and experiential introduction to a broad range of performance writing practices, dramaturgy techniques and theories of performance. Develops students' writing based on a practical experience of methods, approaches and styles relating to writing for live performance.
The Empty Space
Ingredients of Performance
Staging the Gaze
Planning Your Script
The Shape of Things
Theatre and the Community
Writing in Collaboration
Politics and Performance
Other Modes of Performance Writing
From Script to Performance
Critical Review in Scriptwriting
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||articulate the differences between writing for the page and writing for the performing body||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theatre and community||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify the basic aspects of script structure||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate practical skills in writing for performance||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critically analyse a range of approaches to writing for performance.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Book is Print on Demand and should be ordered in advance: Grieg, N, 2005, Play Writing: A Practical Guide, Routledge, London and New York. ISBN: 978-0415310444.
- Clark, L, 2006, Writing for the Stage: a Practical Playwriting Guide, Allyn and Bacon, Pearson, Boston. ISBN: 978-0205412976.
- Grenville, K & Bovell, A, 2013, The Secret River: An Adaptation for the Stage, Currency Press, Sydney. ISBN: 978-1925005004.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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