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Unit Code
Unit Title
HEA310 Cinema, Costumes and Sexuality
(Not Offered 2010)
HEA314 Literature of Tasmania
(Not Offered 2010)
HEA319 Representing Contemporary Australia
HEA323 Shakespeare: Page and Stage
HEA326 Modern Drama
(Not Offered 2010)
HEA330 Literary Theory
HEA333 Ideas of Authorship
(Not Offered 2010)
HEA335 Colonial Imprints
(Not Offered 2010)
HEA340 Writing Tasmania
HEA370 Fictions of History
HEA371 Popular Fiction From Page to Screen
HEA376 Research Project
HEA380 Romantic Poetry
HEF315 French Language 3A
HEF316 French Language 3B
HEF317 French Translation A
HEF318 French Translation B
HEF331 Research Project (French) A
(Not Offered 2010)
HEF332 Research Project (French) B
(Not Offered 2010)
HEG304 The Golden Age of German Cinema
HEG305 The German Age of Chivalry
(Not Offered 2010)
HEG310 Classical German Literature
(Not Offered 2010)
HEG311 The Twentieth-Century German Novel
HEG312 Post-1945 German Film
(Not Offered 2010)
HEG313 German 3A
HEG314 German 3B
HEG315 Advanced German A
HEG316 Advanced German B
HEG317 German Texts from Rock to Rap
(Not Offered 2010)
HEG318 German for Tourism and Business
(Not Offered 2010)
HEG320 German Drama
(Not Offered 2010)
HEG331 Research Project (German)
(Not Offered 2010)
HEJ302 Media and the Environment
(Not Offered 2010)
HEJ318 Professional Placement
HEJ323 Imaging News
(Not Offered 2010)
HEJ325 Documentary Journalism
(Not Offered 2010)
HEJ327 Media Cultures
(Not Offered 2010)
HEJ328 New Media
(Not Offered 2010)
HEJ329 Youth Media
HEJ330 Research Project in Journalism, Media and Communications
HEJ333 Convergent Journalism
(Not Offered 2010)
HEJ334 Media and Conflict
HEJ335 Media and Music
HEJ336 Media Ethics
HES304 Research Project in Screen Studies

2010 HEA326 Modern Drama

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Not Offered


The advent of film and television has highlighted the artificiality of live theatre and made it seem, for many, a redundant mode of communication. In response modern drama has been preoccupied with articulating a new role for itself, focusing attention on its own rituals and the intensity of the actor/audience relationship, and drawing power from the contradictions of its form. This unit aims to introduce a range of provocative late 20th-century dramatic texts and to consider the kind of voice modern drama has developed.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 1x500 word exercise (10%), 1x3000 word essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 5 contact hours fortnightly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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Prereq 25% at level 100 in English
M.Excl HEA226


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