2018 Winter School Subject List

Dramaturgy (PRFM3611) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Performance Studies
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Katrina Foster - kfos6235@uni.sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Laura Ginters - laura.ginters@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 10 Jan 2017 
End Date: 27 Jan 2017 
Capacity: 20 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisite: - 

    18 Junior credit points from subject areas listed in Table A


What is a dramaturg? How do you read a play? Write a non-text based performance? Prepare a production of a classic play? This unit of study will investigate the various roles of the dramaturg, focusing on new play dramaturgy, background research for historical texts, translation and the role of the dramaturg as co-creator in non-text-based work. This unit will include practical exercises in analysing and workshopping a new Australian play or text for performance.


Preparation and seminar discussions (10%); 2250 word Production Dramaturgy (45%); 2250 word Script Analysis (45%).


Start Date: 10 Jan 2017     End Date: 27 Jan 2017

Lectures: Tue, Wed & Fri: 13:00 - 14:30 hrs

Tutorials: Tue, Wed & Fri: 14:30 - 17:30 hrs


Performance Studies AV Room,

Level 1, John Woolley Building


Reader will be available.