Module Identifier DR21610  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mrs Joan G Mills  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Richard A D Cheshire  
Pre-Requisite DR21510 Optional for both Single and Joint Honours students, Students wishing to take this module MUST have attained at least 60% in DR21510 and convince Examiners of their ability to fulfil course requirements  
Course delivery Practical   Approximately 50 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Practical Exercise (Monologue 30%, Duologue 30%) 60%
Semester Assessment Group Presentation  20%
Semester Assessment Classwork  20%

Learning outcomes

Typically, upon completion of this module, the student should be able to:



During the workshops, students will work with a number of practitioners who are experienced in different areas of theatre practice, and will be asked to investigate and experiment in a variety of theatrical styles. They will also be introduced to the basic principles of voice projection, and encouraged to develop their own vocal skills. The workshops will culminate in individual and small group presentations to be presented at Gregynog. Students will be expected to contribute approximately 85 pounds towards the cost of accommodation and food at Gregynog which will be held during 28th April-2nd May 2005.

For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Barba, Eugenio (1991) The Secret Art of the Performer Routledge
Spolin, Viola Improvisation for the Theatre
Zarrilli, Phillip (1995) Acting (Re) Considered Routledge
Eddershaw, Margaret (1996) Performing Brecht: 40 Years of British Performances London: Routledge,
Hagen, Uta (1991) A Challenge for the Actor Macmillan
Boal, Augusto (1992) Games for Actors and Non Actors Routledge
Callow, Simon (1985) Being an Actor Harmonsworth: Penguin Books
Essential reading
The Department has a supplementary booklet recommending reading lists for all practical modules.
Extracts from texts will be distributed in workshops


This module is at CQFW Level 5