|Module Title||THE PRICIPLES OF DIRECTING DRAMATIC TEXT|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Richard Cheshire|
|Pre-Requisite||Successful completion of Part 1 Drama, DR10220 , DR10320|
|Course delivery||Workshop||10 Hours 10 x 2 hours|
|Assessment||Practical exercise||The presentation (Gregynog 3 - 6 May 2002) of an extract from a play-text between 6 - 8 minutes duration, not involving more than 4 actors, in the presence of 2 examiners||60%|
|Essay||2000 word essay||40%|
Typically, upon completion of this module, the student will be able:
- To demonstrate an intelligent awareness of the role of the stage director in contemporary theatre practice.
- To use appropriate methodologies in the analysis of a theatre text from a stage director’s point of view.
- To direct rehearsals and offer appropriate assistance to actors in the creation of a short theatre extract, presented before peers.
- A historical survey tracing the development of the role of the director since 1850, focusing on the work of Saxe-Meiningen, Antoine, Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Michael Chekhov, Brecht, Peter Stein, Peter Brook. Jonathan Miller, and Katie Mitchell.
- Practical exploration of directing methodologies and techniques, including composing the stage picture, developing the through-line of action, intentions and actions, characterization through both psychological and physical exploration.
- An opportunity to work independently on the selection, rehearsal and presentation of a short play extract, involving up to three actors, of between six and eight minutes duration, at Gregynog.
Students will be expected to contribute approximately £40 towards the cost of accommodation and food at Gregynog.