|Module Title||THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ACTING 3|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Richard Cheshire|
|Course delivery||Workshop||Intense rehearsal/workshop period and public performance.|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||Rehearsal and performance||100%|
Typically, upon completion of this module, the student will be able:
- To use and develop key performance skills, introduced in the Level 2 Acting modules, in the creation of a role(s) in the context of a major Departmental production.
- To present such role(s) in a fully-developed manner within the general conception and framework given by the director in rehearsal, and in a public performance.
- To demonstrate, at a more sophisticated level, the skills necessary to work effectively in rehearsal, and an understanding of the actor?s contribution as a communicator within a complex theatre process.
Students will be cast, as student actor/actresses in a third year project as part of the Department's English-medium practical semester. This project will be led by an experienced practitioner who will construct an appropriate rehearsal methodology specifically designed for the project. During rehearsals it is hoped that the students will encounter and experience the relevant games, improvisations, exercises and workshops, which will aid each student?s understanding and ability to fulfill the acting requirements specified by his/her allocation. After the rehearsal period (usually a minimum of 4 weeks) the project will culminate in four or five public performances. This will be followed by a post-production discussion with all those who participated in the project, during which students will analyse the process experienced and assess their personal contribution to the project.