Full Title Directing 3

Short Title Directing 3

Code PERF07017
Level 07
Credit 05

Author Trench, Rhona
Department Computing & Creative Practices

Subject Area Performing Arts
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module is designed to explore the complex nature involved in creating a work of theatre/performance. Learners are introduced to a critical and theoretical framework for understanding a variety of performance practices. They will explore the process of performance through applying a range of research methods, visual principles and spatial composition. Learners will develop skills across relevant creative disciplines and interdiscipinary proctices in a highly collaborative environment. Using visual and cultural research, demonstrations and presentations, learners will reflect on a variety of approaches to the development of theatre by key practitioners and dominant forces, including e.g. Meyerhold, Brecht, Beckett, Artaud, Wilson and others.

Indicative Syllabus
theory: dominant forces in theatre history, theories of directing; Gordon Craig, Adolph Appia, Meyerhold, Bertold Brecht, Grotowski, Brook etc.; philosopical contexts/movements. Looking at relevant movements and practitioners in 20th century art history

process: collaboration; roles of creative disciplines; traditional/contemporary approaches; vocabulary; exploration; realisation.

text: ways of reading/analysing, different perspectives, researching, reflective practices, what is text?

spacial: visual principles; expressing the narrative/psycological etc. through the dynamics of space; spatial relationship of performers/characters to each other, to the audience.

research: methods, 20th Century European Theatre movements; Art History; film and history of film; what has shaped performance practices.

interdisciplinary: theatre/art; theatre /music; theatre/film, theatre/writing etc. lighting; digital media.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. will have an understanding of the dominant forces of theory and practice in the development of theatre and be able identify contextual relevance to themselves as creative practitioners.

  2. Explore the interchange between performance and e.g. visual art, movement, theatre,  writing, technology etc. in a collaborative environment.

  3. will have an understanding of the dynamics of space and how spacial principles inform all aspects of performance.

  4. will understand the importance of collaboration, challange perceptions of themselves as having a singular set of skills in order to extend their creative boundaries to become performance creators/ instigators.

  5. undertake a range of performance related roles and develop skills as author /creator


Assessment Strategies
Workshops, (practical)

Continous Assessment

Presentations, (oral, media, live performance)

Logbooks: (reflectice record)

Assessment Facilitites
Black box/rehearsal room.

Lecture rooms

Audio visual and recording equipment

Studio workshop space with equipment

Storage


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
Project practical workshop 1,2,3,4,5 60 Week 15
Continuous Assessment theory and research 1,2 20 Week 15
Written Report log book 1,2,3,4,5 20 Week 15


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 workshop 3 Weekly 3.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Mc Auley.Gay: Space in Performance; Making Meaning in the Theatre (Metheun Press 2000)

Brecht.Stefan: the Bread and Puppet Theatre Vol 1 and 2 (Methuen Press 1987)

Williams. David ; Collaborative Theatre: Le Theatre du Soleil (Making Theatre) (Routledge Press 1999)

Shertsava.Maria: Robert Wilson: Routledge Performance Practitioners (Routledge Press 2007)

Mitter, Shomit, Systems of Rehearsal, Stanislavsky, Brecht, Growtowski and Brook (Rutledge 1992)

Brook. Peter; The Shifting Point: 40 years of theatrical exploration 1946-1987 (Metheun Press 1988)



Mitchell.Katie; The Directors Craft: A Handbook for the Theatre, (Routledge 2003)

Gombrich. Ernst; The Story of Art (Thames and Hudson 1985)
Other Resources
none
Url Resources
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