|| DR22910 |
|| THE PRINCIPLES OF DIRECTING DRAMATIC TEXTS |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mr Richard A D Cheshire |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Successful completion of Part 1 Drama. Entry to this module is by formal interview. |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 10 x 2 hours lecture/practical. |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 1 x 30 min individual TUTORIAL. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 1. Work in progress 2. Practical evaluation ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| Scene Analysis||30%|
Typically, upon completion of this module, the student should be able to:
Use appropriate methodologies in the analysis of a theatre text from a stage director'r point of view.
Direct rehearsals and offer appropriate assistance to actors in the creation of a short theatre extract, presented before peers.
To introduce students to the basic principles and methodologies of directing theatrical texts.
To provide opportunities for students to practice such principles and methodologies, under supervision, in the context of a rehearsal environment.
Practical exploration of directing methodologies and techniques, including composing the stage picture, developing the through-line of action, intentions and actions, characterization through both psychological and physical exploration.
An opportunity to work independently on the selection, rehearsal and presentation of a short-play extract. The first of these will be presented during the class times for the module and the second involving up to four actors, of a maximum of six minutes duration, at Gregynog.
Students will be expected to contribute approximately 80 pounds towards the cost of accommodation and food at Gregynog.
Students should note that places on this module are restricted to those who convince the assessors of their aptitude and ability to take this module through a Departmental interview at the end of Semester 1 of the second year which will involve a minimum of two examiners.
** Essential Reading
Bartow, A. (1988) The Director's Voice
Theatre Communications Group
Braun, Edward, (1982) The Director and the Stage
Brook, Peter (1972) The Empty Space
Delgado & Heritage (eds.), (1996) In Contact with the Gods
Manchester University Press
Hodge, Alison (1999) Twentieth Century Actor Training
Hodge, Francis (1982) Play Directing, Analysis, Communication, and Style
Eaglewood Cliffs, N.J.
Mitter, Shomit (1992) Systems of Rehearsal
Taylor, Don, (1996) Directing Plays
D & C Black
** Recommended Text
Brady, David and Williams, David (1988) Director's Theatre
Cole, Toby and Chinoy, Helen Kirch (1976) Directors on Directing
Giannachi, Gabriella (ed.) (1999) On Directing
Faber and Faber
Gorchakov, Michael A (1954) Stanislavsky Directs
Mackintosh, Ian (1993) Architecture, Actor and Audience
Miller, J (1986) Subsequent Performances
Roose-Evans, James (1984) Experimental Theatre from Stanislavsky to Peter Brook
This module is at CQFW Level 5