Units of Study

ASLT2616 - Australian Stage and Screen

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter John Kirkpatrick
Phone: +61 2 9351 2270
Email: peter.kirkpatrick@sydney.edu.au


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, 1x500wd written summary (20%)


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


(18 junior credit points including 12 junior credit points from English) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011)


ASLT2006, ASLT2016


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