|| DR21510 |
|| THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ACTING 1 |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Mrs Joan G Mills |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Successful completion of Part 1 Drama |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 10 x 3 hour sessions |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam|| Practical Examination For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Workshop Development: Attendance, punctuality, commitment and development and progress in workshops. ||30%|
|Semester Assessment|| Working notebook ||20%|
Typically, upon completion of this module, the student will be able:
- To understand the key principles involved in creating a stage character within the broad conventions of psychological realism.
- To employ such principles effectively in the creation of a short character etude.
- To demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between actor and director within the rehearsal room.
- To notate and document the theatrical procedures and training encountered in the module.
- An introduction into the principles of effective acting, based on the systematic approach to the actor's craft, advocated by Constantin Stanislavski.
- To test the value and relevance of these principles within the laboratory of a rehearsal environment under the guidance of the course tutor.
- To formulate an individual psycho-technique for rehearsal and performance
- To keep an analytic record of work undertaken in the form of a working notebook.
** Essential Reading
Barton, John (1984) Playing Shakespeare
Chekhov, Michael (1991) On the technique of acting
New York: Harper Collins
Harrap, John (1992) Acting
Stanislavsky, Constantine (1980) An Actor Prepares
Stanislavsky, Constantine (1983) Building a Character
Stanislavsky, Constantine (1983) Creating a Role
Stanislavsky, Constantine (1980) My Life in Art
The Department has a supplementary booklet recommending reading lists for all practical modules.
This module is at CQFW Level 5