PERF06087 2019 Acting 2 Actors Work on Text
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.
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
develop methods and vocabulary for reflection and evaluation of own work.
Demonstrate an active understanding through Chekhov Technique of the concept of the Moving Space ; Atmosphere , Creative Individuality and Play.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Principles of technique are embodied through theorised praxis. Classroom activity is supported by a range of reading materials.
Teaching takes place in a twice weekly workshop setting where the student is guided through a series of group and individual activities designed
to establish an ensemble of actors who can creatively respond to a given text.
Apply the tools from the Michael Chekhov Technique , namely Atmosphere, Personal Atmosphere, and Moving Space in developing a short ensemble performance to an audience.
Students keep reflective journals of their activities.
Module Assessment Strategies
Continuous observation of working process 60%
Reflective Practice Journals 10%
A repeat project is allocated to the student.
Under certain circumstances the exam board may recommend that the student repeat attended.
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.
Tools from Chekhov Technique to be actively applied to text:
- Personal and Objective Atmosphere.
- Centres and Connections.
- Thresholds and Points of entry.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||60 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8|
|2||Practical Evaluation performance||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||End of Term||4,5|
|3||Continuous Assessment Reflective Practice Journal||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||OnGoing||2,3,7,8|
As per first semester
Black Box space
Break away rehearsal space for students
Classroom material - props