Production - Text and Technique

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
03 April 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting

Module description

The work of this final year module is to integrate students' skills and techniques learned in first and second year into the first production that they will perform in their final professional preparation year.

The choice of plays will normally be guided by what is deemed suitable for the specific needs of the year cohort as a whole, thus helping to develop areas of work and professional growth which need to be addressed and consolidated specifically within the company of actors. The plays will be chosen from established quality texts, including Shakespeare, that are story and character-driven; in a touring production for schools and colleges.

Alongside performances students will develop a series of related practical schools workshops.

Plays and workshops are directed either by East 15 staff or visiting directors.

Module aims

- To encourage students to gain a greater verbal dexterity and sense of style whilst engaging truthfully with text and audience
- To provide opportunities for students to perform to a wider public audience
- To identify, consolidate and extend students’ acting strengths under the pressure of production criteria.
- To provide opportunities for students to experience a range of working methods with visiting outside Directors.

Module learning outcomes

Students will be able to:
- Cope with and respond to a range of theatre audiences
- Express and develop their acting skills as part of a public presentation
- Sustain character with the demands of a technical production
- Demonstrate the synthesis of technique and individuality in performance using different language forms/dialects and styles of dramatic form
- Communicate confidently and expressively to an audience with appropriate emotion, characterisation and spontaneity

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

- Supervised and unsupervised rehearsals with directors' notes - Students will be individually tutored according to their particular needs - Learning also takes place in workshops, presentations, specialist classes and master classes - Verbal feedback and formative assessment are given throughout the process of performance preparation - Students will receive written reports at the end of the term with summative assessment and directors' comments


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical   Continuous Assessment     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Philip Weaver, email: prweaver@essex.ac.uk.
Philip Weaver and visiting directors
East 15 Acting School



External examiner

Mr Anthony Richard Clark
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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