|| DR21510 |
|| THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ACTING 1 |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Mr David J Blumfield |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mr Richard A D Cheshire |
|| Successful completion of Part 1 Drama |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 10 x 3 hour sessions |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam|| Practical Examination ||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, students should be able to:
understand the key principles involved in creating a stage character within the broad conventions of psychological realism.
employ such principles effectively in the creation of a short character etude.
demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between actor and director within the rehearsal room.
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.
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
** Essential Reading
Stanislavsky, Constantine (1983) Creating a Role
Barton, John (1984) Playing Shakespeare
Chekhov, Michael (1991) On the technique of acting
New York: Harper Collins
Harrap, John (1992) Acting
Stanislavsky, Constantine (1983) Building a Character
Stanislavsky, Constantine (1980) An Actor Prepares
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