Module Identifier DR33720  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Michael Mangan  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite At least 20 credits of relevant practical modules taken during the English-medium practical semester.  
Course delivery Lecture   14 Hours 15 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminar   3 Hours 3 x 1 hour seminars  
  Tutorial   2 x 20 minute individual tutorials  
Assessment Dissertation   7,500 words   75%  
  Oral examination     25%  


The aims of this module are to enable students

- To reflect analytically upon their own theatrical practice,
- To make connections between practical and theoretical understandings of theatre and performance,
- To develop research skills in the area of theatre studies.

Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

Typically, upon completion of this module a student should be able:

- To demonstrate a critical understanding of their own practical theatre experience in the context of theatre history and theory.
- To carry out a piece of independent research into an agreed aspect of Theatre Studies
- To show an understanding of how to articulate the findings of this research in a dissertation


Lectures, seminars and tutorials will be offered in order to support and encourage students to research, investigate and analyse relevant areas of theatre practice, theory and history. Departmental staff and guest practitioners will explore aspects of the production environment from different practical perspectives, and will outline, analyse and discuss governing ideas, conception and working methodology of productions presented in the Department?s English-medium practical semester. Guidance will also be given regarding dissertation writing and oral presentations. However, the main emphasis of this module is on the individual student?s independent study.

Reading Lists

This will depend on the topic chosen. Staff supervisors and/or Module Co-ordinator will give students guidance in generating reading lists according to their area of study.
Departmental productions presented in the Practical Semester..
Recommended Secondary Reading.
This will depend on the research topic chosen. The staff supervisors and/or module co-ordinator will give students guidance in generating their own reading lists according to their areas of study..