Australian Stage and Screen (ASLT2616)


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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (40%), 1xOral Presentation, 1x500wd written summary (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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


ASLT2006 or ASLT2016

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.