DP5801: Classical Acting into Performance

DP5801: Classical Acting into Performance

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Classical Acting into Performance
Module Code DP5801
Module Tutor Kate Littlewood
School School of Arts
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

In this module students will work to analyse the acting requirements of a classical text applying skills in textual analysis, researching the specific classical genre and applying acting theory, technique and methods to the performance. This module follows a professional process from text study to performance with a professional team of theatre practitioners.

Indicative Syllabus

In this module students will work to analyse the acting requirements of a classical text applying skills in textual analysis, researching the specific classical genre and applying acting theory, technique and methods to the performance. This module follows a professional process from text study to performance with a professional team of theatre practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Access and analyse historical source materials to identify the original conditions and contexts for production and performance

2. Engage in performance and production, based on acquisition and understanding of appropriate performance and production vocabularies, skills, structures, working methods and research paradigms

3. Able to engage in independent research investigating past performances as part of the process of creating or critically responding to new performance

4. Analyse and evaluate the applications and reception of drama and performance within a diverse range of contexts.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 142
Independent Learning Hours: 158
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 60% Show, Display or Performance: 120 minutes
002: 40% Assignment: Individual: 2500 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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