2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PECI2705 Theatre Directing
20 creditsClass Size: 25
Module manager: Dr George Rodosthenous
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe module will explore different responses to text in relation to dramaturgy, space, design and collaborative working. It will offer the opportunity to explore a range of directorial approaches and the work of key theatre directors. Also, the module will enable students to experiment with rehearsal techniques in a studio environment and to learn new ways of analysing the work of other directors, manage their own time and negotiate ways of presenting their vision
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to ...
Demonstrate awareness and understanding of a range of theatre directors and their working methods.
Utilise a range of techniques in directing different genres.
Develop a critical enquiry to the relationship of the director/auteur and his/her relation to the text.
Analyse contemporary theatrical performances by key directors.
Understand the working methods of key contemporary 21st century directors (for example Eugenio Barba, Katie Mitchell, Mike Alfreds)
An ability to critically appreciate the role of the director
The ability to analyse a variety of approaches and methods employed
This module will enable students to:
Present their directorial vision as a short studio performance;
Gain an insight of rehearsal processes both on a theoretical and practical level;
Have an appreciation and understanding of different ways of leadership styles and collaboration.
Indicative Structure and Content:
1) Auditioning techniques
2) Starting from the Text
3) Presenting the Vision
4) Actioning the Text
5) Working with a designer
6) Directing within the Space
7) Directing Rhythm
8) Directing the Ensemble
9) The Director in Production week
10) Giving Notes
These will be linked to specific contemporary directors for example Barba, Mitchell, Alfreds.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||33.00|
|Private study hours||134.00|
|Total Contact hours||33.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyReading, watching and listening clips for preparation for seminar: 33 hrs
These might include director’s talks, on-line audiovisual material from the National Theatre and RSC etc
- Evaluation of notes per seminar 3 hr x 11: 33 hours
- Essay writing: 50 hours
- Lecture/Demonstration preparation: 51 hours.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Contribution to weekly seminars.
- Achievement in lecture demonstrations.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Alternative assessment is set according to individual circumstances and approved by Exams Tutor and Pro-Dean for Student Education
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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