Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM3603 - Playing Politics

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Paul Gregory Dwyer
Phone: +61 2 9351 6850
Email: paul.dwyer@sydney.edu.au

Description

Many theatre practitioners and performance artists have sought to make their work an explicit cultural intervention into movements of social and political change. Here we will critique in detail, and to some extent explore practically, the strategies adopted by a number of key artists and companies, both past and present: from Brecht to Boal, from 'community theatre' to 'contemporary performance'. We will also consider the way protest actions and, indeed, mainstream processes of parliamentary democracy appear to have become increasingly theatricalised.

Assessments

1x500wd equivalent tutorial and reading tasks (10%), 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd contribution towards a group research dossier (40%)

Classes

1x3-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

PRFM2601 and PRFM2602

Prohibitions

PRFM3026
PRFM3015

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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