Australian Theatre (1789 - 2000) WEA Sydney

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Australian Theatre (1789 - 2000)

<p>Theatre is created so we can look at how we appear to others, both for entertainment and enlightenment. When we explore the evolution of theatre in Australia we can follow our view of ourselves –

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$72 Limited inc GST

Australian Theatre (1789 - 2000)

<p>Theatre is created so we can look at how we appear to others, both for entertainment and enlightenment. When we explore the evolution of theatre in Australia we can follow our view of ourselves –

...

Theatre is created so we can look at how we appear to others, both for entertainment and enlightenment. When we explore the evolution of theatre in Australia we can follow our view of ourselves – from entertaining stories of bushrangers, social reinvention, and romantic melodrama, through imported shows of minstrels and vaudeville, and opera and British classics, into 20th century comedies and dramas, and the creation of post war New Theatre. We can also get to know some of the great writers and stars who enchanted our ancestors, now mostly forgotten.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

COURSE OUTLINE

This course will explore:

  • Theatrical trends
  • Theatres
  • Plays and playwrights
  • Performers

Each of the above points will be explored during the following periods:

  • 1789-1850 – the Origins of Australian Theatre
  • 1851-1899 – the Growth of Colonial Theatre
  • 1900-1945 – the Impacts of the Developing Australian Theatre
  • 1946-1969 – the Expanding Australian Identity and Social Commentary
  • 1970-2000 – the Australian Theatrical Experience of Modern Times

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline the evolution of theatre in Australia, according to significant productions and personalities 2. Locate sites of Sydney theatres in the past
  2. Discuss some of the challenges and triumphs encountered by the playwrights, producers, and performers of the past

Jo Henwood

Grad Dip Mus St, M Cult Her
Jo Henwood, BA (Libr Sc), Tourism III Cert, Grad Dip Mus St, Grad Cert (Gifted Ed), M Cult Her, has done most of her teaching outside schools - museum education, gifted education, tour guiding,...