Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM1601 - Performance: Process and Collaboration

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ian Maxwell


This unit introduces performance studies through a guided rehearsal of a play [in 2014 Brecht's 'The Measures Taken']. Students learn to reflect upon and analyse performance-making processes, debating, testing and documenting decision-making as they work. They will be introduced to theoretical, methodological and historical approaches in performance studies: embodiment theory; the relationship between thinking, knowing and doing; dramaturgical processes; how "performance" extends beyond drama and theatre. No theatre-making experience required; students will not be assessed on their acting.


1x1000wd essay (25%), 1x1000wd workshop description (25%), 1x1000wd rehearsal rationale (25%),1x1500wd group documentation (25%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week


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