|Module Title||THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ACTING 4|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Richard Cheshire|
|Pre-Requisite||DR31720 Single and Joint Honours Drama students who have attained at least 60% in DR21610 may apply for entry to this module.|
|Course delivery||Workshop||Intensive rehearsals, workshops and public performance.|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||Rehearsal and performance||100%|
Typically, upon completion of this module a student should be able:
- To develop and demonstrate a range of rehearsal and performance skills which are significantly different to those explored in DR31720.
- To present such skills in the form of fully-developed performances or roles within the general conception and framework given by the director in rehearsal.
- To demonstrate an understanding of the theories and practices of acting, as they underpin the realisation of a specific dramatic text.
Students will be cast, as student actor/actresses in a third year project. This project will, in the opinion of the Module Co-ordinator, be significantly different to the project undertaken in DR31720 and afford differing opportunities for each individual student's development as an actor. 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 to the project. 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.