PERF06088 2019 Acting 3 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
demonstrate an ability to apply the Michael Chekhov technique principles of characterisation and transformation to the chosen text
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Principles of technique are embodied through theorised praxis. Classroom activity is supported by a range of reading materials.
Teaching/learning takes place in a twice weekly workshop setting.
the principles of characterisation and transformation from Michael Chekhov Technique are applied to the development of character
in the given text.
Module Assessment Strategies
Students are continuously assessed on attendance ,contribution, engagement, interest, application to activities and final performance
A repeat project is allocated to the student.
Under certain circumstances the exam board may recommend that the student repeat attended.
•· 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||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|2||Practical Evaluation performance||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||End of Term||2,3,4,5,7|
|3||Continuous Assessment Reflective Practice Journal||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||OnGoing||2,6,7|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Practical||Black Box||rehearsals, performance||7||Weekly||7.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
1991 On the technique of acting
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.
Black Box space
break away space for the students