HM6111: Dramaturgy in Practice

HM6111: Dramaturgy in Practice

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

Module Title Dramaturgy in Practice
Module Code HM6111
Module Tutor Senja Andrejevic-Bullock
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module is designed to develop and enhance students' skills in Dramatic Writing and to give them the opportunity to put to practice honed writing and critical skills in producing a full length piece of drama. There will be an emphasis on innovation rather than emulation here, with the expectation that students produce the freshest and most original theatrical pieces while gaining knowledge of some of the most complex and interesting arenas in modern theatre.

Indicative Syllabus

This module is designed to:

  1. provide a critical and practical development for students who have a sound knowledge of the basic craft skills and who wish to further develop their theoretical knowledge of playwriting and play analysis;
  2. familiarise students with the more advanced approaches and theories of playwriting as literary text in practical terms. Through a series of critical workshops and 'in-class' exercises, students will consider a range of theories in relation to playwriting. They will be encouraged to think about the relation between theory and practice and to apply what they learn to their own work
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge and understanding of, and an ability to analyse and evaluate, a range of theories, topics, and controversies from contemporary theatre practice and performance studies
  2. an ability to analytically discuss the oeuvre of a writer of their choice and to analyse their work in view of their agenda.
  3. an understanding of the creative relationship between theory and practice.
  4. ability to discuss, analyse and evaluate a range of theories related to dramatic writing.
  5. integration of a variety of theories and use the work of other dramatic writers, theatre practitioners, and performance theorists to inform their own creative work.
  6. capacity to work collaboratively in critiquing and learning from the theories discussed.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 56
Independent Learning Hours: 244
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 20% Assignment: Individual: 1000 words or equivalent
002: 80% Assignment: Individual: 4000 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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