|| DR10320 |
|| MODES OF PRACTICE: THEATRE |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Mr David J Blumfield |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Registration for Single Honours Drama or for Joint Honours with a subject other than Scenographic Studies or Performance Studies |
|| DR10120 , DR10220 Incompatible with SG10320, PF10320 |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 40 Hours 20 X 2 HOURS |
|| Lecture || 10 Hours 10 X 1 HOUR LECTURES (Semester one) |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Creation and presentation of a tutor-led, semester 2, dramatic/textbased group project.
|Semester Assessment|| Assessed participation and individual contribution to semester 1 practical work||30%|
|Semester Assessment|| Working notebook / refletive journal, semesters 1 and 2.
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:
Recognise and employ a range of rehearsal methodologies within specified presentation practices
Demonstrate awareness and experience of these methodologies within the process of a practical investigation
Employ and develop collaborative skills and awareness within the processes of group practice
Reflect critically upon the process and outcome of a practical investigation
Students should be able to recognise a range of performance and scenographic methodologies, but will not be assessed on these methodologies.
The aims of the module are
To introduce a range of rehearsal methodologies and to apply and test these within a presentation/performance environment
To provide students with the experience of undertaking a process of practical investigation
To encourage students to take responsibility for collaboration and group work within the context of workshops and presentation
To enable students to analyse their own experience of the practical processes investigated
The module consists of a introductory lecture series, theatre visits and practical classes in Semester 1. Lectures will focus upon an initial introduction to the broad spectrum of alternative and international theatre, performance and scenographic practice. Practical classes will introduce physical and vocal training methods, improvisation, character development and approaches to text. In Semester 2, the students are given the opportunity to engage in and develop modes of practice explored, through participation in the interpretation, rehearsal and presentation of a tutor-led text based drama project. Project work will be presented before an audience of peers, and critically reflected upon through the individual working notebook. Students will maintain their group allocations across the duration of the module, and semester 2 project work will build directly upon principles and methodologies introduced within their semester 1 practical. This module is compulsory for single honours Drama students, and optional for joint honours Drama students ( except for joint honours with Scenographic Studies or Performance Studies who will follow SG10320 or PF10320 respectively ).
Lecture sessions may include:
2. `What is this thing Performance??
3. `A few analytical tools.?
4. `Out East.?
5. `Once upon a time in Europe.?
6. `In America.?
** Recommended Text
Schechner, Richard (2002) Performance Studies - an introduction
Mirzoeff, Nicholas (1999) An introduction to visual culture
Barba, Eugenio (1991) A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology - The Secret Arts of the Performer
Routledge / CPR
** Recommended Background
Rodenburg, Patsy (1997) The Actor Speaks
Berry, Cicely (1993) Voice and the Actor. 2nd edition
London: Virgin Publishing
Hagen, Uta. (1991) A Challenge for the Actor
New York: Macmillan
Callow, Simon (1991) Acting in Restoration Comedy
New York: Applause Theatre Books
Berry, Cicely (2001) Text in Action. 2nd edition
London: Virgin Publishing
Johnston, Keith (1999) Impro for Storytellers: Theatre Sports and Art of Making Things Happen
Linklater, Kristin Freeing the Natural Voice
This module is at CQFW Level 4