Full Title Acting 3 Acting Techniques and Styles

Short Title Acting 3 Techniques Styles

Code PERF06065
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Pallai, Agnes
Department Computing & Creative Practices

Subject Area Performing Arts
Attendence 80%
Fee

Description
This module is designed to develop practical and intellectual skills to explore a wide range of acting techniques, styles and genres. Research, rehearsal and performance of 20 th century texts enable the student to develop the ability to create a believable characterisation in different acting styles and demonstrate a functional knowledge of the systems and theories which inform them: realism, epic theatre and the theatre of the absurd.

Indicative Syllabus
Skills development through acting exercises based on the work of

Constantin Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Bertolt Brecht, Vszevolod Meyerhold, Michael Chekhov, Jerzy Grotowski, Antonin Artaud, Julian Beck, Peter Brook

Practical exploration of acting styles and genres through play texts

Research into the world of the playwright and the play.

Close textual examination of character, relationships and actions.

Research into the performance history of the selected play. Exploration of staging modes.

Rehearsal and performance

Research into 20. century acting theories and practices

Constantin Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Bertolt Brecht, Vszevolod Meyerhold, Michael Chekhov, Jerzy Grotowski, Antonin Artaud, Julian Beck, Peter Brook

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. adhere to the professional requirements of a theatre practitioner

  2. make appropriate and creative use of research

  3. analyse text as a means of defining character and show the ability to take textual references into characterisation

  4. develop a systematic methodology towards characterisation

  5. demonstrate ability to present character in a believable manner within the appropriate style and convention for the selected text

  6. develop skills which will ensure a range of capabilities in voice and movement

  7. take and apply direction

  8. document, reflect on and evaluate the creative process  


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 50 OnGoing
Practical Evaluation performance 5,6,7 30 End of Term
Continuous Assessment Reflective Practice Journal 2,4,8 10 OnGoing
Individual Project research topic 2 10 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Practical Black Box workshops, rehearsals, performance 7 Weekly 7.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 7.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Adler, Stella. The Art of Acting. Ed. Howard Kissel. NY: Applause, 2000.

Artaud, Antonin. The Theater and Its Double. Grove Press, 2000.

Barba, Eugenio. The Paper Canoe. Routledge, 1994.

Bartow, Arthur ed. Handbook of Acting Techniques. London: Nick Hern Books, 2008.

Benedetti, Jean. The Art of the Actor. NY: Routledge, 2007.

Benedetti, Jean. Stanislavski and the Actor. London: Methuen Drama, 2008.

Berkoff, Steven: The Theatre of Steven Berkoff. London:Methuen Drama, 1992.

Braun, Edward. Meyerhold: A Revolution In Theatre. Methuen. 1998.

Brook, Peter. The Empty Space. NY: Touchstone, 1996.

Brook, Peter. The shifting point.London:Methuen Drama, 1988.

Brook, Peter. There are no secrets: Thoughts on acting and theatre.London:Methuen. 1993.

Chaikin, Joseph. The Presence of the Actor. NY: Theatre Communications Group, 1991.

Chekhov, Michael. To the Actor. New York: Harper & Row, 1953.

Grotowski, Jerzy. Towards a Poor Theatre. Methuen, 1975.

Hagen, Uta. Respect for Acting. New York: Wiley Publishing 1973.

Hethmon, Robert H. ed. Strasberg at the Actors Studio. New York: Theater Communications Group, 1991.

Hodge, Alison ed. Twentieth Century Actor Training. London: Routledge, 2000.

Hull, S. Loraine. Strasberg's Method As Taught by Lorrie Hull. Canada: Hull Smithers, 2004.

Kantor, Tadeusz. Journey Through Other Spaces: Essays and Manifesto's. University of California Press, 1993.

Leach, R. and Borovsky, V. eds. A History of Russian Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Leach, R. Vsevolod Meyerhold. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Leach, Robert. Makers of Modern Theatre. London: Routledge, 2004.

Mamet, David. True and False- Truth and Heresy For The Actor. Faber and Faber, 1998.

Meisner, Sanford, and Dennis Longwell. Sanford Meisner On Acting. NY: Vintage Books, 1987.

Mitter, Shomit. Systems of Rehearsal - Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotwski and Brook. London: Routledge, 1992.

Murray, Simon. Jacques Lecoq. London: Routledge, 2003.

Nemirovich-Danchenko, V. I. My Life in the Russian Theatre. Trans. John Cournos. NY: Theatre Arts Books, 1987.

Pitches, Jonathan. Vsevolod Meyerhold. London: Routledge, 2003.

Richards, Thomas. At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actions.London: Routledge, 1995.

Rudlin, John. Jacques Copeau. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Rudlin, John and Paul, Norman H. eds and trans. Jacques Copeau: Texts on Theatre.London: Routledge, 1990.

Schmidt, P. ed. Meyerhold at Work. London: Applause, 1996.

Slowiak, James and Jairo Cuesta. Jerzy Grotowski.London: Routledge, 2007.

Stanislavski, Constantin. An Actor Prepares. London: Methuen Drama, 1937/1988.

Stanislavski, Constantin. Building a Character. London: Methuen Drama, 1950/1995.

Stanislavski, Constantin. Creating a Role. London: Methuen Drama, 1981/1998.

Stanislavski, Constantin. An Actor's Handbook. London: Methuen Drama, 1990.

Strasberg, Lee. A Dream of Passion. London: Penguin, 1987.

Zarilli, Phillip B. ed. Acting (Re)Considered. London: Routledge, 1995.

Willett, John ed. Brecht on Theatre. London: Methuen Drama, 1964.

Willett, John. The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht. London:Methuen Drama, 1977.
Other Resources
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classroom material: props
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