Students must have received a ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 Drama 1.
Communication, Learning, Citizenship, Work, Personal Development.
Students wishing to study Stage 2 Drama are required to have completed this course.
Students will examine the innovators of twentieth century Anti-Realist Drama and the key movement of Absurdism as evidenced in “The Bald Prima Donna” by Eugene Ionesco. Students will explore the theoretical, social origins and staging conventions of Absurdist Theatre and apply them through enactment of selected scenes.
Students will complete a Folio of work which will comprise a comparative essay which examines Realism and Absurdism, a critical review of a live theatre production, and a production Report based on the Group Production. Students will participate in an onstage or offstage capacity on a Group production which will be presented to the general viewing public. A Production Report will be completed based upon the “page to stage” aspects of this production.
Students will also complete and Individual Investigation into the role of the Designer (lighting, set, props and decor, costume) in productions. The designs will be connected to another text of the Absurdist theatre.
Assessment structure may be subject to change based on changes to SACE in 2020.
Required excursions: $30.00 for attendance and transport to a live, professional drama production (usually in the evenings).
Assessment Type 1:
Performance: Two minor performances based on Stanislavski Improvisation and Method Acting application to Australian Realist scene work between 5 – 10 minutes duration.
Assessment Type 2:
Folio: This should be a maximum of 2,000 words and includes a Review and a Report on the Stanislavski Workshops and/or Australian Drama scene work.
Assessment Type 3:
Investigations & Presentations: A major, individual project made up of a focused investigation and application of a negotiated, personal area of interest. This will include a Record of the Investigation materials and sources, reflective commentary on Application and Development, and a final Evaluation of the project. Duration 10 minutes maximum.
Assessment Type 4: