|Module Title||AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF DIRECTING|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Richard Cheshire|
|Other staff||Mr David Kendell|
|Pre-Requisite||DR10120 , DR10220 , DR10320|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours 10 x 1 hour|
|Seminars / Tutorials||5 Hours 5 x 2 hours|
|Practical exercise||Assessment of practical work||50%|
This module aims to further students' understanding of the required skills, decisions and range of possibilities open to a director when interpreting a text for performance, and to provide opportunities to practice these skills under supervision. The module hopes to enhance students' perception of how the director might read a play and interpret a text for performance. Lectures and seminars will concentrate on how the director might form his or her conception of the play and how the technical and design elements might be organised to communicate this conception to an audience. The relationship between the director and the designer will be discussed and practical sessions will be organised during which the students will work on scenes from selected texts chosen from different periods.