Module Identifier DRM0330  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
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:


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
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
Schumacher, C (1989) Artaud on Theatre
Willett, J (Ed) (1978) Brecht on Theatre
Barba, E. (1979) The Floating Islands
Braun, E (1982) The Director and the Stage: From Naturalism to Grotowski
Cole, S. L. (1992) Directors in Rehearsal
Grotowski, J (1975) Towards a Poor Theatre
Frost, A and Yarrow, R (1990) Improvisation in Drama
Elam, K (1980) The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama
Cook, J (1989) Director's Theatre
Brook, P (1968) The Empty Space
Berry, R (1989) On Directing Shakespeare
Williams, D (1991) Peter Brook: A Theatrical Casebook
Stanislavsky, K (1967) An Actor Prepares
Patterson, M (1981) Peter Stein: Germany's Leading Theatre Director
Rabey, David Ian (2003) English Drama Since 1940 longman
Sierz, Aleks (2001) In- Yer -Face Theatre Faber


This module is at CQFW Level 7