Module Identifier DRM0330  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Other   21 contact hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay 7,500 words  100%
Further details For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Have developed an understanding of the role and scope of the director in theatre, film and television.

Have developed an initial experience of the director's work.


To enable students to develop a sophisticated awareness of the conditions affecting the work of the director and his/her general role and scope in theatre, film and television.


Lecturers who have specialist practical knowledge and experience in the different fields will teach the course collaboratively. The precise contents will be established in view of the requirements of each year's student group.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Barba, E. (1979) The Floating Islands
Berry, R (1989) On Directing Shakespeare
Braun, E (1982) The Director and the Stage: From Naturalism to Grotowski
Brook, P (1968) The Empty Space
Cole, S. L. (1992) Directors in Rehearsal
Cook, J (1989) Director's Theatre
Elam, K (1980) The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama
Frost, A and Yarrow, R (1990) Improvisation in Drama
Grotowski, J (1975) Towards a Poor Theatre
Hodge, F (1982) Play Directing-Analysis, Communication and Style
Jones, D. R. (1986) Great Directors at Work
Loney, G (Ed) (1974) Peter Brook's Production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mitter, S (1992) Systems of Rehearsal
Patterson, M (1981) Peter Stein: Germany's Leading Theatre Director
Schumacher, C (1989) Artaud on Theatre
Stanislavsky, K (1967) An Actor Prepares
Willett, J (Ed) (1978) Brecht on Theatre
Williams, D (1991) Peter Brook: A Theatrical Casebook


This module is at CQFW Level 7