Module Identifier DR31920  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Richard A D Cheshire  
Semester Semester 1  
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 Other   Workshop. Intensive rehearsals, workshops and public performance.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Rehearsal and performance For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at

Learning outcomes

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.


- To develop the work experienced in DR31720 through working on a project significantly different from the one previously encountered.
- To deepen students? understanding of the craft of acting by working as a student-actor/actress on an intensively rehearsed practical project, under the guidance and directorship of an experienced theatre practitioner.
- To contribute ideas and respond to direction from both the staff director and his/her assistant director/s and work constructively, both `inside? and `outside? the rehearsal room, within the guidelines and given circumstances, towards the collective presentation of the project in performance.
- To examine some of the challenges of interpreting text for performance.


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.

Reading Lists

Essential Reading or Viewing:
This will depend on the production project assigned. The staff directors on a project-to-project basis will provide a detailed bibliography and suggest appropriate areas of research.
Recommended Secondary Reading:
The Department has a supplementary booklet recommending reading lists for all practical modules.


This module is at CQFW Level 6