|| DR21610 |
|| THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ACTING 2 |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| Mrs Joan G Mills |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Mr Richard A D Cheshire |
|| 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 Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Practical Exercise (Monologue 30%, Duologue 30%)
|Semester Assessment|| Group Presentation ||20%|
|Semester Assessment|| Classwork ||20%|
Typically, upon completion of this module, the student should be able to:
Understand the key principles of a number of acting and rehearsal methodologies, which are distinct to those applied to psychological realism.
Employ a range of conceptual and rehearsal procedures and modes of exposition appropriate to the presentation of different theatrical styles and genres.
Notate and document the theatrical procedures of training and rehearsal, encountered in the module(not assessed).
To develop students' understanding of the use of voice and movement as modes of theatrical exposition.
To develop and extend the work of DR21510, by assessing a range of alternative acting and rehearsal methodologies.
To demonstrate a conceptual and practical understanding of the potential challenges of working in different theatrical styles.
To keep an analytic record of work undertaken in the form of a working notebook (not assessed)
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 http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml
** Essential Reading
Barba, Eugenio (1991) The Secret Art of the Performer
Spolin, Viola Improvisation for the Theatre
Zarrilli, Phillip (1995) Acting (Re) Considered
Eddershaw, Margaret (1996) Performing Brecht: 40 Years of British Performances
Hagen, Uta (1991) A Challenge for the Actor
Boal, Augusto (1992) Games for Actors and Non Actors
Callow, Simon (1985) Being an Actor
Harmonsworth: Penguin Books
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