Performance of a Text

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Tuesday 22 April 2025
Friday 27 June 2025
02 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W494 Acting and Physical Theatre

Module description

Students will use their physical skills on an existing play. They will experience the different challenges involved in bringing their creativity and athleticism to a more structured piece of writing.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:
To develop students' ability to experience and analyse an existing play
To provide students with an opportunity to use physical theatre skills to create and enhance character
To provide opportunities for the students to create work within the structures of a given text with a director

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:
Understand and use the structure of a text to create scenic momentum in a performance
Demonstrate an ability to create a physical theatre version of a pre-existing text
Demonstrate application of research to the process
Demonstrate a professional standard of physical theatre performance
Work as a professional member of a performance ensemble

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Practical classes, independent study, screenings, rehearsal


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Practical   Continuous Assessment     

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Simon Hunt, email: huntsj@essex.ac.uk.
For further information please email shunt@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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