Theatre Performance 2

The details
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
02 June 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MFA W41220 Acting (International),
MFA W41020 Acting

Module description

This Year Two MFA Acting (International) module gives students the opportunity to work within a repertory company format to present a fully-staged production of a script in English with an emphasis on stylised or non- naturalistic text.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

  • to allow students to gain practical experience of work in a repertory company structure

  • to allow students to apply and extend their skills in performance, specifically focussing on the linguistic and stylistic demands of the texts and production

  • to enable students to develop advanced strategies for meeting the specific demands of acting in a professional context, including care of the voice and body and management of interpersonal dynamics

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in creating one or more characters in performance

  2. creative and technical skills to realise a character in rehearsal and performance

  3. the ability to express the character clearly, fluently and with appropriate attention to theatrical style and interpretation in spoken English

  4. an understanding of the personal, interpersonal and physical demands of continuing work in a professional company

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Rehearsals, workshops, performances


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   Preparation of Performance    30% 
Practical   Live Performance    70% 

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
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Monica Wilson, email: wilsonm@essex.ac.uk.
Monique Wilson
email wilsonm



External examiner

Mr Hugh Hodgart
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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