School of English and Drama

Performance Texts in Practice

Module code: DRA118

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Monday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Monday 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm

Contact: Dr Martin Welton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This practical module introduces you to a variety of plays and other writings for performance, and helps you develop critical strategies for engaging with these texts through performance. In addition to honing skills in performance and dramaturgy, you will also enhance your capacity to analyse texts and performance events. Learning is based on practical explorations of the processes and techniques for adapting and transforming material into performance, supported by group discussions of critical readings, screenings, and live performances. Exploration of dramatic and performance texts will result in developing design directions and performance conventions. You will learn the fundamentals of production design, using contemporary techniques. The module is taught through staff-led discussions, workshops, and student-led practice sessions. Assessment is based on a group performance project, a presentation, and an essay.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Practical, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 4