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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

Introduction

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

Learning outcomes

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.

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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
2 demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theatre and community
3 identify the basic aspects of script structure
4 demonstrate practical skills in writing for performance
5 critically analyse a range of approaches to writing for performance.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate the differences between writing for the page and writing for the performing body
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  2. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theatre and community
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  3. identify the basic aspects of script structure
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  4. demonstrate practical skills in writing for performance
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  5. critically analyse a range of approaches to writing for performance.
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Prescribed texts

  • 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.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.