Module Identifier DR39310  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr David W Kendell  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mrs Joan G Mills, Mr Richard A D Cheshire, Ms Charmian C Savill, Professor David I Rabey, Mr David J Blumfield, Dr Karoline Gritzner  
Pre-Requisite A minimum of 20 credits of appropriate practically-based Theatre Studies modules in the third year.  
Course delivery Lecture    
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 1 twenty minute individual oral presentation 40%
Semester Assessment 2500 word notebook  60%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


This module is compulsory for Joint Honours students in Semester 1 and Single Honours students in Semester 2 who undertake a DR practical module (DR31720, DR31820, DR31920,DR23820, DR32420, DR33620 and DR33120.) Those who have not undertaken practical modules are not permitted to take this module.

Brief description

This module gives students the opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the practical production work which they have engaged in during the first semester of the third year. During the practical projects students will keep log-books documenting the process; these will form the basis for them to draw upon in writing a working notebook about directorial and design concepts, acting styles, rehearsal methodologies, and/or production processes (depending upon their own experiences and pathways through the projects). As well as having the opportunity to articulate these findings in a written assignment, students will be asked to discuss them orally.

For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
Barba, Eugenio (1995) The Paper Canoe London and New York: Routledge
Brook, Peter (1998) Threads of Time: A Memoir London: Methuen
Carnicke, Sharon Marie (1998) Stanislavski: A Biography London: harwood Academic Publishers, Gordon & Breach Intl.
Chaikin, J (1991) The Presence of the Actor New York, Theatre Communications Group
Chekhov, Michael (1991) On the Technique of Acting New York: Harper Perennial
Clark, Max Stafford (1990) Letters to George - an account of a rehearsal. London: Nick Hearn Books
Hodge, Alison (2000) Twentieth Century Actor Training London: Routledge
Hornby, R (1992) The End of Acting: A Radical View New York: Applause
Innes, Christopher (1998) Edward Gordon Craig: A Vision of Theatre Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Press
Moston, D. (1993) Coming to Terms with Acting New York: Drama Book
Schechner, Richard (1988) Performance Theory New York & London: Routledge
Schechner, Richard and Wolford, Lisa (1997) The Grotowski Sourcebook New York & London: Routledge
Thompson, P and Sacks, G (1994) The Cambridge Companion to Brecht. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Toporkov, Vasily (1979) Stanislavski in Rehearsal: The Final Years New York: Theatre Arts Books
Zarrilli, Philip B (1995) Acting Reconsidered London: Routledge


This module is at CQFW Level 6