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Asian Theatre ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Will Peterson

Not offered in 2006.

Synopsis: This unit will introduce students to Asian theatre work, both past and present. A special focus will be given to recent developments in Asian theatre, including the community theatre movement in the Phillipines and Thailand; contemporary Japanese theatre such as Butoh; and intercultural work by Ong Keng Sen (Singapore) and Rustom Bharucha (India). The unit will emphasise reading this performance work in the historical and political context of Asian societies.

Assessment: Class exercise (2700 word equivalent): 60% + Essay (1800 words): 40% + Third-year students will be expected to have undertaken further reading into the history and traditions of different Asian theatre practices

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 x 2 hour workshop) per week

Prerequisites: First and second year Arts sequence

Prohibitions: DTS2050