|| DR39310 |
|| REFLECTION ON PRACTICE |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Mr David W Kendell |
|| Available semesters 1 and 2 |
|| Mrs Joan G Mills, Mr Simon J Banham |
|| A minimum of 20 credits of appropriate practically-based Theatre Studies or Scenography modules. |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 6 x 1 hour |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 5 x 1 hour per project |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 2500 word notebook ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 twenty minute individual oral presentation 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
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of their own practical theatre experience, together with an objective self-assessment of their contribution to the production/project undertaken
Demonstrate a coherent analysis of those theatrical concepts, ideas, approaches and methodologies which are of specific relevance to their own practical assignment(s)
Show a critical understanding of the directorial concept and genre chosen for the project(s)
This module is compulsory for Single Honours students in Semester 2 and compulsory for Joint Honours students who undertake a DR practical module. I.e. DR31720, DR31820, DR31920, DR32820, DR32420, DR33620 or DR33320. Those who have not undertaken practical modules are not permitted to take this module. It is NOT compulsory for Performance students.
- To provide students with an opportunity to reflect upon their practical work and to analyse their creative achievement.
- To analyse and document their process in written form.
- To prepare for a 20-minute oral presentation during which students will discuss the efficacy of the practical concepts and methodologies encountered during their participation in the Department's practical semester.
This modules gives students the opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the practical production work which they have engaged in during the first semester of the third year. During the practical projects students will keep log-books documenting the process; these will form the basis for them to draw upon in writing a working notebook about directorial and design concepts, acting styles, rehearsal methodologies, and/or production processes (depending upon their own experiences and pathways through the projects). As well as having the opportunity to articulate these findings in a written assignment, students will be asked to discuss them orally.
Lectures will include a critical analysis of the methodologies chosen for selected productions and will discuss the efficacy and appropriateness of production choices made. Where appropriate, references will also be made to production choices in the staging of past performances and refer to key directorial concepts. Two of the lectures will prepare students for their oral and written assignments.
** Recommended Background
Barba, Eugenio (1995) The Paper Canoe
London and New York: Routledge
Brook, Peter (1998) Threads of Time: A Memoir
Carnicke, Sharon Marie (1998) Stanislavski: A Biography
London: harwood Academic Publishers, Gordon & Breach Intl.
Chaikin, J (1991) The Presence of the Actor
New York, Theatre Communications Group
Chekhov, Michael (1991) On the Technique of Acting
New York: Harper Perennial
Clark, Max Stafford (1990) Letters to George - an account of a rehearsal.
London: Nick Hearn Books
Hodge, Alison (2000) Twentieth Century Actor Training
Hornby, R (1992) The End of Acting: A Radical View
New York: Applause
Innes, Christopher (1998) Edward Gordon Craig: A Vision of Theatre
Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Press
Moston, D. (1993) Coming to Terms with Acting
New York: Drama Book
Schechner, Richard (1988) Performance Theory
New York & London: Routledge
Schechner, Richard and Wolford, Lisa (1997) The Grotowski Sourcebook
New York & London: Routledge
Thompson, P and Sacks, G (1994) The Cambridge Companion to Brecht.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Toporkov, Vasily (1979) Stanislavski in Rehearsal: The Final Years
New York: Theatre Arts Books
Zarrilli, Philip B (1995) Acting Reconsidered
This module is at CQFW Level 6