|| PFM0330 |
|| POST-DRAMATIC THEATRE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Heike Roms |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Professor Mike Pearson |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Performed Essay/Presentation Performed essay: 30 minutes duration. Sustained critical analysis of one of the genres or practices introduced during the module, through performative presentation. The performed essay may include the use of video, slides, sound, data projection, OHP and elements of live demonstration and performative exposition to support and elaborate the analysis.
Presentation: end of semester.
This presentation will be videoed for scrutiny by the external examiner and departmental records.
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resit as performed essay with alternative title
Resits of assignments when necessary and in accordance with the conditions and timetable set by the university.
On completion of this module, students should be able:
1. to effectively employ advanced skills in informed and critical analysis and discussion of post-dramatic theatre, evaluating its manifestations through contemporary theoretical and conceptual approaches
2. to demonstrate a developed ability to identify conceptual strategies and techniques in a range of stylistic conventions
3. to demonstrate an advanced ability to distinguish, appreciate and evaluate aesthetic distinctiveness in a range of practices
4. to review and consolidate - through practical application - their understanding of complex operational procedures of post-dramatic performance
Module content is likely to include genres, practices and practitioners; the role of the performer;
forms and function of performance; solo artists; group works; performance and landscape; performance and architecture; aural environments; visual environments; `virtual? environments
Indicative sessions might include:
1. Genres, practices and practitioners
2. Performance 1: the collapse of character and the role of the performer
3. Performance 2: new narratives and the form and function of performance
4. Performance 3: solo performers
5. Performance 4: group works
6. Context 1: performance and landscape
7. Context 2: performance and architecture
8. Context 3: the aural environment
9. Context 4: the visual environment
10. Context 5: the 'virtual' environment
There will also be 3 x 2 hours physical and vocal training sessions per week, one staff-led and two student-led to further examine notions introduced in the lecture/presentations.
This is an academic module with practical elements that examines the emergent field of post-dramatic theatre within which notions such as character, motive, plot and narrative development are brought into question.
Close attention is paid to contemporary British, American and European manifestations particularly in the field of mediated performance.
The aim of this module is:
a) to explore the emergence of post-dramatic theatre forms
b) to examine in-depth the work of a number of paradigmatic practitioners and companies in developing a series of critical approaches
c) to enable students to distinguish, appreciate and evaluate aesthetic distinctiveness in the field of post-dramatic theatre
d) to encourage practical initiatives in the presentation of intellectual argument through performative means
|| Development and assessment of personal creative functioning in second assignment. |
|| Assessment of library and archive research skills in both assignments. |
|| Encouragement of student participation in seminar component of lecture/presentations.
Development and assessment of personal communicative skills in creation and exposition of second assignment
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Requirement to effectively fulfill assessment assignments in a creative and original manner. |
|| Used in research and essay writing: assessment requires evidence of individual research and appropriate presentation.
Presentation may involve use of data management and projection
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Exposure to visiting professional practitioners. |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| Application of compositional and structural strategies and techniques in the exposition of academic argument
Advanced creative functioning
** Recommended Text
Auslander, Philip (1999) Liveness: Performance in a Mediatised Culture
London/New York: Routledge
Birringer, J. H (1998) Media and Performance: along the border
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
Cohen-Cruz, J (1998) Radical Street Performance
London/New York: Routledge
Fuchs, E and Chaudhuri, U (2002) Land/Scape/Theater
Ann Arbour: University of Michigan Press
Fusco, Coco (1999) Corpus Delecti. Performance Art of the Americas
Giannachi, G (2004) Virtual Theatres
Goldberg, R (1988) Performance Art
London: Thames & Hudson
Gomez-Pena, Guillermo (2000) Dangerous Border Crossings
Goulish, Matthew (2000) 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance
Hill, L and Paris, H (2001) Guerilla Performance and Multi Media
Kaye, Nick (1994) Postmodernism and Performance
Kershaw, B (1999) The Radical in Performance
Kuppers, P (2003) Disability and Performance
McKenzie, J (2001) Perform or Else
Pearson, M (1997) Staging Wales, Taylor A.M (ed). 'Special Worlds, Secret Maps'
Cardiff: University of Wales Press
Sandford, M (1995) Happenings and Other Acts
Savran, David (1986) The Wooster Group 1975-1985
UMI Research Press
This module is at CQFW Level 7