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ACP206 - Performance, Authenticity, Adaption

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Yoni Prior

Prerequisite:

Must have passed two units from ACP101, ACP102, ACP109, ACP177, ACP201, ACP202, ACP277

Corequisite:

 Nil

Incompatible with: ACP306
Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Content

Through the close study of a selected dramatic text, students will apply methods of textual analysis, and processes for the realisation of text as performance. Structuralist and post-Structuralist reading strategies will be used to investigate issues of interpretation, adaption, authorial intent and directorial authority. Students will undertake a case study of an artist or company working in the field of contemporary cross-cultural performance. The continuum between performed self and constructed character will be analysed, drawing on contemporary performance practice in areas of mono drama and stand-up comedy.

Assessment

Practical performance exercise 20%

Case study analysis report 1600 words 40%

Solo performance project 40%

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