Full Title Acting 4 Playing Heightened and Poetic Text

Short Title Acting 4 Heightened Text

Code PERF06066
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Pallai, Agnes
Department Computing & Creative Practices

Subject Area Performing Arts
Attendence 80%
Fee

Description
This module is designed to enable the learner to develop the ability to create a believable characterisation through the medium of heightened or poetic text.

Indicative Syllabus
• Textual examination of appropriate material to develop ways of working on characterisation, action, discourse, staging and narrative in relation to classical texts.

• Development and extension of the actor's vocal, physical and imaginative resources in relation to the speaking of heightened text.

• Research into the world of the writer and the play.

• Exploration of Commedia dell'Arte and its relation to Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

• Rehearsal and Performance of Shakespearian/ Jacobean play to an audience.

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. apply research and textual analysis to characterisation

  3. employ appropriate techniques towards characterisation

  4. display appropriate voice and movement skills and apply them to the demands of non-naturalistic depiction of character and heightened or poetic texts

  5. apply direction creatively

  6. document, reflect on and evaluate the creative process and personal progression


Assessment Facilitites
Black Box space

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 50 OnGoing
Practical Evaluation performance 2,3,4,5 40 End of Term
Continuous Assessment Reflective Practice Journal 2,6 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 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
Barton, John. Playing Shakespeare. London: Methuen Drama, 1984.

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

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

Bennet, Susan. Performing Nostalgia. Shifting Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance. Routledge, 1995.

Berkoff, Steven. I am Hamlet. Faber and Faber, 1988.

Berry, Cicely. The Actor and the Text. London: Virgin Books, 1993.

Brook, Peter. Evoking and Forgetting Shakespeare. Nick Hern Books, 2002.

Brown, John Russell. Shakespeare and the Theatrical Event. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Davis, Oliver Ford. Playing Lear. London: Nick Hern Books, 2003.

Hall, Peter. Shakespeare's Advice to the Players. London: Oberon Books, 2004.

Marowitz, Charles. Prospero's Staff. Marion Boyars, 1988.

Miller, Jonathan. Subsequent Performances. Faber and Faber, 1988.

Pennington, Michael. Twelfth Night: A User's Guide. London: Nick Hern Books, 2000.

Rodenburg, Patsy. Speaking Shakespeare. London: Methuen, 2005.

Rudlin, John. Commedia dell' Arte - An Actor's Handbook. London: Routledge, 1994.

Sher,Antony. Year Of The King. Nick Hern Books, 2004.

On Directing Shakespeare: Interviews with Contemporary Directors. Viking Penguin, 1989.
Other Resources
Black Box space

break away space for the students
Url Resources
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