Performing the Play

Level 5 (30 credits)

In this module you will be introduced to a variety of strategies for approaching a selected play text through performance. The module will include a study of the theatrical and non-theatrical documents relating to the play, the playwright and the cultural context in which the play was produced. Where appropriate, you may study other representations of the play and the playwright in theatre, cinema, radio and television, for example. Towards the end of the module you will develop a performance project based on the play.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

Why take
Performing the Play

  • You'll have the opportunity to rehearse, research, and perform a play
  • You'll explore, in depth, different ways of interpreting and staging a script
  • You'll examine the context in which a play was originally created and explore strategies for performing it today
Learning Context Practice-based
Semester Two
  1. Portfolio (2400 words), 40%
  2. Group Performance Project (15-20 min), 60%
Mode of reassessment Standard