Critical Perspectives on Theatre and Performance

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Critical Perspectives on Theatre and Performance

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Acting, Theater, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 units of credit at Level 1

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    ARTS2121 is the core course for the Theatre and Performance Studies Major.
    It investigates the current state of the field of Theatre and Performance Studies both in terms of the diverse range of critical approaches to it, and in terms of the latest developments in repertoire and performance approaches. The course focuses on theoretical perspectives that have had considerable impact on contemporary Western theatre and performance.
    Approaches may include: postmodernism, poststructuralism, cultural materialism, feminism, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism etc. These approaches are explored with regard to: their relation to the countercultural movements and arts practices of the 1960s and 70s; their usefulness as analytical frameworks for performance commentators; and the varied ways in which they have been ?played out? in seminal experimental works by playwrights and performance companies from contemporary Europe, North America and Australia.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies.

Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.