LT913-7-AU-CO:
Dramatic Structure

The details
2023/24
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
20
24 March 2022

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MA W81112 Scriptwriting (Theatre and Digital Media)

Module description

This module introduces students to a range of critical and theoretical ideas about writing for the theatre. The module is designed to help develop each student's writing practice through either the writing of the opening of a full-length play or a short play of 30 minutes duration. All students are asked to share their writing with other students taking the module and will be asked to read and perform their own work as well as that of other students. Together we will focus on the practice of rewriting and redrafting ideas ensuring each student is supported as they develop their own individual theatre style.

The plays that accompany this module have been chosen to show the wide range of forms theatre writing can take and to provide a starting point for each weeks' discussion.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

1. To introduce students to a range of critical and theoretical ideas about writing for the theatre.
2. To help develop each student's writing practice
3. To foster students' presentation and collaborative skills

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students should have developed a detailed and critical understanding of structure and be able to apply their understanding of structure to the creative process.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Anticipated teaching delivery: Weekly 2-hour seminar

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   30-minute piece of writing and a 1,500 word critical reflection  15/01/2024  100% 

Additional coursework information

30-minute piece of writing and a 1,500 word critical reflection (100.00%)

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%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Jonathan Lichtenstein, email: licht@essex.ac.uk.
Professor Jonathan Lichtenstein
LiFTS General Office - email liftstt@essex.ac.uk. Telephone 01206 872626

 

Availability
No
No
Yes

External examiner

Dr Christina Papagiannouli
University of South Wales
Research Fellow
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 10 (50%) hours available to students:
10 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information

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