PERF07028 2019 Acting 5 (for Production)
Year 3 seeks to integrate the ensemble focus of Year 1 and the learners' individual development of Year 2 into a coherent rehearsal and performance practice. Students will prepare for and rehearse a full-length play and perform it to an audience.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
demonstrate a high level of professional conduct
demonstrate a well-grounded knowledge and understanding of the world of the playwright, the world of the play and the style of presentation required by the director
display an appropriate and fully developed characterisation
select appropriate choices from a range of voice and movement skills
collaborate as an active member of an integrated ensemble
consistently demonstrate the high levels of energy and vitality necessary to sustain and support the work at all times and the ability to develop a part through rehearsal into performance and from one performance to the next
show the ability to relate to an audience based on the Chekhov Technique principles of giving, receiving and establishing communion with the audience.
document, reflect on and evaluate the creative process and personal progression
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 directed as in a professional setting with an clear emphasis on preparation for the performance of the selected text
One teaching strategy is to introduce the core concepts from the Michael Chekhov Technique of communion with the audience
Students keep reflective journals of their activities.
Module Assessment Strategies
Continuous Assessment 30%
Practical evaluation ( performance evaluation) 60%
Reflective journal 10%
Repeat project/repeat attendance
Research into the world of the playwright and the play.
Close textual examination of character, relationships and actions.
Research into the performance history of the selected play. Exploration of staging modes.
Rehearsal and performance
Further development of the individual actor's physical, vocal, emotional, psychological and intellectual means and work on all aspects of the actor's process.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Practical Evaluation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||60 %||End of Term||3,4,5,6,7|
|3||Continuous Assessment Reflective Practice Journal||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||OnGoing||2,8|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Practical||Black Box||rehearsal and performance||8||Weekly||8.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
1985-06-01 Lessons for the professional actor Paj Pubn
This volume collects the extraordinary lectures, including exercises, which Michael Chekhov presented at his studio classes in New York in 1941. His technique and philosophy of acting initially derived from his work with Stanislavsky, but later took on its own autonomous and imaginative vigor.
Black Box space
Break away rehearsal space
Full support for the production of the show: set, costume, music, props, lights, sound, technical support