PERF07034 2019 Acting 6 Acting for production 2
In this module the learner will develop , participate in a process, and perform a small number of solo/small group performances around given themes or texts
The learner is guided through an autonomous yet collaborative creative process that will serve to demonstrate the skills acquired throughout the course and further the development of the learner as a competent theatre practitioner, demonstrating their creative individuality and autonomous skill base as an emerging artist.
The learner will demonstrate a clear understanding of the theoretical underpinning of their process and engage in theorised practice.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
demonstrate competencies as an autonomous yet collaborative practitioner
display an embodied understanding of one or more tool from the Michael Chekov technique
have developed a portfolio of performance (monologue/duologue/group piece)
demonstrate a number of technical skills in he areas of lighting /sound/set/ stage management
apply the Chekhov technique of the Psychological Gesture to one or more of the pieces developed.
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 the psychological gesture and archetypes.
Students keep reflective journals of their activities.
Module Assessment Strategies
Under certain circumstancest he exam board may reccomend that the student repeat attend the module.
Introduction to the core Chekhov concept of the Psychological Gesture and archetypes.
Introduction of specific themes and the choice of relevant texts /pieces to fit the theme.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Solo performance piece(s)||Project||Assessment||50 %||Week 8||2,3,4,5|
|2||Group Performance||Project||Assessment||30 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,5|
|3||Journal , script, technical diary||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||20 %||OnGoing||1,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Workshop||Black Box||guided workshop||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2009 The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre Routledge
ISBN 9780415465366 ISBN-13 0415465362
Acclaimed by audiences and critics for their highly innovative and adventurous theatre, Frantic Assembly have created playful, intelligent and dynamic productions for over fourteen years. Written by artistic directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett, The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre is the first book to reflect on the history and practice of this remarkable company, and includes: practical exercises essays on film, music and physical theatre inspiration for devising, writing and choreographing performance suggestions for scene development an anthology of Frantic Assembly productions an eight page colour section, and illustrations throughout. Accompanied by a companion website featuring clips of rehearsals and performances, this intimate and personal account offers an accessible, educational and indispensable introduction to the evolution and success of Frantic Assembly.
2017-09-07 Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 9781474284035 ISBN-13 1474284035
Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique explores the collaborative process between a play's director and the entire production team, making the journey of a production process cohesive using the Michael Chekhov Technique. No other technique provides the tools for both actor and director to communicate as clearly as does Michael Chekhov. Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique is the first book to apply the insights of this celebrated technique to the realities of directing a theatrical production. The book chronicles the journey of a play, from conception through production, through the eyes of the director. Drawn from the author's rehearsal journals, logs and notes from each performance, the reader is shown how to arrive at a concept, create a concept statement and manage the realization of the play, utilizing specific techniques from Michael Chekhov to solve problems of acting and design. As with all books in the Theatre Arts Workbook series, Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique will include online video exercises, Teaching Tip boxes which streamline the book for teachers, and a useful Further Reading section. Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique is the perfect guide to the production process for any director.
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