|| DR10420 |
|| MODES OF PRACTICE 2 |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Mr David J Blumfield |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Optional for Single Honours Drama Students only., , , |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 8 x 3 hour practical classes |
|| Other || 12 hours intensive wekend rehearsal for final presentation |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Presentation: Production allocation: Preparation rehearsal and performance||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Report: Working Notebook||30%|
|Semester Assessment|| Practical Exercise: Self-awareness programme||10%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resit arrangements will be dealt with on an individual basis after detailed consultation with the module co-ordinator and the Director of Teaching and Learning.|| |
Typically on completion of this module the student should be able to:
Use and develop performance skills, introduced on DR10320, in the creation of a role in the context of a level 1
Demonstrate the basic skills necessary to work effectively in rehearsal.
Work collaboratively as part of an ensemble, and to recognise the importance of team work within the rehearsal
Reflect critically, in an informed manner, upon the performance and rehearsal process.
This module will extend and develop the work of DR10320. Students will experience the production environment through participation in a staff directed project. They will explore possible production choices and encounter varying rehersal methodologies by working as performers.
Experience working as a student actor/actress on a First Year project under the guidence and directorship of a staff director.
To respond to direction of a project leader, in the development of a character and role.
To explore the challenges of interpreting a set text for performance.
To effectively participate in a small scale actor based performance, max duration 40 min.
Students will work as actors on a small scale, text based project under the guidance of a Staff Director. The performance will take place in one of the departmental studios in front of an audience comprising of students and staff.
|| The module will develop the skills gained on DR10320
Creative problem solving and outcome recognition are an integral feature of the module and are assessed and encouraged. |
|| Further research is an essential and necessary part of a student's training and education. The most successful students are those who read and look beyond the minimum requirements. A comprehensive reader is provided, with extracts from exemplary practitioners. Students are strongly advised to engage with detailed research. |
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Detailed self analysis and an understanding of the potential for change and development in physical and vocal skills is essential for making progress in actor training. This module places emphasis on the student's progression, development and achievement. Students are given constructive feedback throughout the module. |
|| Studnets wil be encouraged to recognise the importance of team work when working collaboratively on a practical project. Emphasis will be placed on working as an ensemble and the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team. |
|| This is not taught directly, but competence within this field is encouraged for the purposes of research. |
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Similarly to DR10320, this module will provide a point of departure for more advanced modules, which encourage the initial development of skills applicable to careers within the theatre/performance industries. |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| This module will expand and develop performance skills intorudced on DR10320 within the context of a staff directed level one project. |
** Recommended Text
Barba, Eugenio (1991) A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology - The Secret Arts of the Performer
Chekov, Michael (1991) On the Technique of Acting
New York: Harper Collins
Mirzoeff, Nicholas (1999) An Introduction to Visual Culture
Schechner, R (2002) Performance Studies - An Introduction
Stanislavsky, Constantine (1980) An Actor Prepares
** Recommended Background
Berry, Cicely (2001) Text in Action. 2nd edition
London: Virgin Publishing
Berry, Cicely (1993) Voice and the Actor. 2nd edition
London: Virgin Publishing
Callow, Simon (1991) Acting in Restoration Comedy
New York: Applause Theatre Books
Hagen, Uta. (1991) A Challenge for the Actor
Johnston, Keith (1999) Impro for Storytellers: Theatre Sports and Arts of making Things Happen
Linklater, Kristin Freeing the Natural Voice
Rodenburg, Patsy (1997) The Actor Speaks
This module is at CQFW Level 4