PERF06066 2013 Acting 4 Playing Heightened and Poetic Text
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
adhere to the professional requirements of a theatre practitioner
apply research and textual analysis to characterisation
employ appropriate techniques towards characterisation
display appropriate voice and movement skills and apply them to the demands of non-naturalistic depiction of character and heightened or poetic texts
apply direction creatively
document, reflect on and evaluate the creative process and personal progression
•· 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.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Practical Evaluation performance||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||End of Term||2,3,4,5|
|3||Continuous Assessment Reflective Practice Journal||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||OnGoing||2,6|
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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.
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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.
Black Box space
break away space for the students