Actor and Text

The details
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 20 April 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
24 May 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International)

Module description

After the Improvised Living History Project, in this module students now explore recreating these deeply felt experiences and intense relationships within the confines of a script. Modern classics, exploring a depth of human psychology, for example the plays of Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Jean Paul Sartre, Arthur Schnitzler, David Mamet among others, will be the material through which you will consolidate your understanding of another person's existence and how to recreate it convincingly.

Scenes are chosen that will test and develop your ability to find the means in your methodology to 'live in the moment' and to react spontaneously within the course of action pre-determined by the author, just as in an improvised piece in which you knew neither the outcome of an action or what reaction would be provoked. Through practice-based learning and research you will develop the courage to take risks in your character creations, and expression of emotional life.
1. Introduction to sustaining connection & relationships in the communication of complex ideas through structured text.
2. Introduction to making use of both director and skills to aid performance.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

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Module information

* All students must comply with the East 15 Professional Code of Conduct

Learning and teaching methods

* Students work with tutors in group practical classes. * Learning also takes place in workshops, supervised and unsupervised rehearsals and performances. * Key improvisation exercises are set throughout the course with feedback from tutors and peers * At the end of the module students will show scenes to staff and peers. Formative feedback is given by the tutor.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Philip Weaver, Zois Pigadas, Uri Roodner
East 15 Acting School Hatfields Campus Rectory Lane Loughton, IG10 3RY



External examiner

Dr Kerrie Vanessa Schaefer
The University of Exeter
Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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