Extension of Acting Methodology
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
28 March 2023
Requisites for this module
BA W411 Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International)
Students will extend the work of EA211 to develop their performance technique and heighten awareness of the importance of relationships between characters. Texts chosen for this module will be based on the repertoire of Classic Naturalism and will include the work of Chekhov and other Russian dramatists. An important theme of the module is the conflict of old ideologies with the emerging new world.
The module aims to encourage students to:
1. Create fully the world of the play
2. Become more subtle in their character creation
3. Develop their ability to communicate with an audience
4. Apply acting methodology in more challenging situations.
5. Expand their understanding of human nature and relationships.
By the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate ability to:
- Find and communicate connection between text, character & situation.
- Sustain creativity through fresh responses to material & fellow actors.
- Transform into character through rehearsal choices.
- Take and build on Director’s notes.
- Exercise flexibility & sensitivity to change within the process.
- Show commitment, positive attitude, discipline and focus.
- Communicate character through voice, speech, physicality & movement.
- Be aware of strengths/weaknesses, as an actor & within the project.
- Accept, understand & act on criticism.
- Show breadth & relevance of research material from a variety of sources.
- Integrate research into the work.
- Accomplish individual & personal goals.
- Extend range, confidence & realisation of potentia
Texts chosen for this module will be based on the repertoire of Classic Naturalism and will include the work of Chekhov, Gorky, Gogal and other great dramatic studies of human behaviour such as Ibsen or Strindberg. An important theme of the module is the conflict of old ideologies with the emerging new world.
Students work with tutors in group practical classes.
Learning also takes place in presentations, workshops and supervised and unsupervised rehearsals
Independent study and research
Verbal and written formative assessment and tutor feedback in group sessions
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Additional coursework information
Continuous assessment through observation of contribution to rehearsal and performance
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.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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