Department of Drama UG Module Directory (2020)

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DRA220

Making Contemporary Theatre

Level 5 (30 credits)

This module examines processes, techniques and modes of expression used by contemporary theatre-makers to create a variety of forms. We examine how the performance-making processes of significant practitioners function analytically, creatively, and practically. We consider how practitioners strategically deploy methodologies, conventions and techniques to produce particular outcomes. We consider how process is informed by content, genre, mode of representation, theatrical convention, and ideological and cultural context. We learn methods of workshopping and performing that can create stimulating and engaging theatre. Theatre makers examined change from year to year; please contact the convenor for further details.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

 
Learning Context Practice-based
Semester 1
Assessment
  1. Group Performance Project (15 - 20 minutes), 60%
  2. Essay (2400 words), 40%
Mode of reassessment Standard
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