Acting 2: Approaches to Text

The details
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
10 September 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

CERXW410 Theatre Arts,
CERXW410ST Theatre Arts

Module description

This module explores classical texts and characters. You will begin to establish approaches to textual analysis, building on the work of EA001-0-AU. You will use research, improvisation and other performance means, to assist in the creation of truthful characters.
The module culminates in an assessed studio showing.

Module aims

- To provide students with the ability to:
- Better understand texts and character
- Use textual analysis as performance preparation
- Create truthful characters

Module learning outcomes

- Students will be able to demonstrate:
- The development of professional potential: Discipline, extending range, focus, presence and personal contribution
- Commitment, energy and positive attitude
- Creative inventiveness
- Increased flexibility and sensitivity to change
- Increased ability to act upon notes
- Greater understanding of ensemble acting: adaptability, generous participation in all stages of work, awareness of relationships
- An awareness of own strengths and weaknesses as an actor and within a project, and ability to accept criticism and act upon it
- Greater textual comprehension and use of actors research: Understanding and interpreting language and plot
- Increased level of performance skills and skills integration.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

- Students work with tutors in group practical classes - Continuous tutor feedback - Students receive written summative assessment at the end of the module - Additional learning is encouraged through improvisation, group discussion and tutor-guided independent study


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Gerry McAlpine
East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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