PERF06064 2013 Acting 2 Actors Work on Text

General Details

Full Title
Acting 2 Actors Work on Text
Transcript Title
Acting 2
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Declan Drohan, Niall Colleary, Rhona Trench, Bernie Meehan, Agnes Pallai
Programme Membership
SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) SG_APERT_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design)

This module is designed to introduce learners to text-based acting and to provide them with the experience of working with a play text from page to stage from the actor's point of view. Learners will be introduced to methods and techniques that an actor needs to work on play texts to create characters and develop professional work and rehearsal practice skills.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


apply appropriate professional conduct of a theatre practitioner to build a working ensemble


demonstrate the ability to analyse text as a means of defining character, to identify themes and narrative progression


research appropriately in specified areas of study, and apply the research to character work as appropriate


develop basic characterisation techniques


develop basic skills in the areas of voice and movement


take direction


develop methods and vocabulary for reflection and evaluation of own work.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous observation of working process 60%

Performance 30%

Reflective Practice Journals 10%

Indicative Syllabus

Practical exploration of play texts: scene work from page to stage

•·         Research into the world of the playwright and the play.

•·         Close textual examination to develop a method of analysis capable of yielding clues to character, relationships and actions.

•·        Staging and rehearsing the scenes and performing them to an audience.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Practical Evaluation performance Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % End of Term 4,5
3 Continuous Assessment Reflective Practice Journal Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 2,3,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Black Box rehearsals 6 Weekly 6.00
Practical Black Box performance 0 Once Per Semester 0.00
Individual Diary / Log Book Not Specified reflection on work process 0 Weekly 0.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Other Resources

Black Box space

Break away rehearsal space for students

Classroom material - props

Additional Information