|Module Title||PRODUCTION ANALYSIS|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Richard A D Cheshire|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Dr Alison Forsyth, Dr Patricia A Rhodes|
|Pre-Requisite||Core for Single Honours students.|
|Course delivery||Lecture||16 x 1 hour Lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 x 1.5 hour Seminars During the London Trip|
- To identify the production choices made in selected performances.
- To reflect analytically and critically on the efficacy and significance of these production choices.
- To demonstrate a detailed knowledge of two of the texts studied and a deeper understanding of the problems, possibilities and challenges of interpreting these texts for contemporary performance.
- To produce critical reviews and analyses directed to particular target audiences.
This module is for Single honours students only.
The lectures and seminars will focus on the texts chosen for performance. Several of these will be third-year productions of texts and others will be performances scheduled to be seen on the theatre visits arranged for this module. Integrated into this module is a 3 day theatre visit to London and opportuntiies to see selected productions at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Students should bear in mind their own responsibility for acquiring experience of the relevant text and bringing it to bear on their analysis of separate production events. It is also the responsibility of students to ensure that they attend the productions studied on the course. The lectures and discussions arranged with theatre practitioners are designed to be generally helpful and informative, but they should not distract attention from the proper focus of the module which is firmly on the personal experience and analysis acquired and developed by the individual student.
Students should be aware that they are expected to bear most of the cost of the London trip (£175). There may be an opportunity to pay for this in more than one installment.
The department will arrange tickets for all Stratford productions, but students are reminded that it is their own responsibility to ensure that they attend all other productions. Acquaintance with textual material is essential but is no substitute for attending productions. Students are also encouraged to read the relevant reviews of productions where these are available.
|Research skills||Students will demonstrate the results of individual research in the form of essays, examinations and contribution in lectures and seminars.|
|Communication||Students will demonstrate oral communication skills in seminar sessions and gain experience in selecting and analysing material for written assessments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will receive feedback on written assignments.|
|Information Technology||IT and information handling skills will be demonstrated through students¿ individual web based and library research and through word processed essay presentation.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will have the opportunity to explore specific areas which reflect and strengthen their individual career needs.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students are encouraged to develop the use of a critical and analytical awareness and to expand their vocabulary in written and oral response to issues concerning theatrical texts in performance for modern audience.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6