* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
This unit is aimed particularly at students of Asian studies and Visual and Performing Arts, and at others interested in the rich variety of and dynamic social roles of Asian performance traditions and their contributions to international theatre practice. It looks at the roles of Asian theatres in their local contexts, in ritual, community life, politics and contemporary identity formation. It also looks at international encounters, in which Asian performance genres have inspired the 20th century Western theorists to develop new concepts and practices of theatre. The approach will combine textual analysis, audiovisual examples and an active performance component.
Essay (35%), class presentation on essay topic (10%), group performance project (20%), journal about learning process (25%), class participation (10%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Five hours per day for one week during the School of Visual and Performing Arts' Summer School, (dates to be confirmed).
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.