Units of Study

ASLT2616 - Australian Stage and Screen

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter John Kirkpatrick


Australian theatre and cinema have lively, at times intersecting, histories, and have played significant roles at both national and international levels, from the depiction of various local 'types' on stage and screen, to the work of Australian actors, directors and cinematographers overseas. This unit examines selected plays and films over the last century or so through a number of thematic focuses, including: race, gender and national identity; comic traditions; Australia and the world; modernity and innovation.


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x oral presentation and 1x500wd written summary (20%)


Texts may include: plays by Bert Bailey, Louis Esson, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Patrick White, Ray Lawler, Jack Davis, David Williamson, Debra Oswald, Louis Nowra; and films by directors such as Raymond Longford, Ken G. Hall, Peter Weir, Ray Lawrence, Gillian Armstrong, Baz Luhrmann. A resource book will be available


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credits points from Table A including ENGL1008


ASLT2006, ASLT2016

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