Acting Techniques and Styles
East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
02 April 2019
Requisites for this module
Students will gain experience of a range of acting techniques and styles through a number of structured projects spread over three terms. Typically you will work on each project in intensive rehearsal periods of 3-4 weeks culminating in a practical project or performance. You will be given opportunities to experience the demands of working in close proximity to the audience as well as to understand the differences in technical scale required to fill a larger space.
Emphasis is placed on establishing a firm base for the 'company' or ensemble over the course of the year. Students are encouraged to contribute to the work of the ensemble beyond the limits of their own performance. You will gain an understanding of the different roles and responsibilities involved in creating live and recorded performance.
To provide opportunities for students to:
- Take a wider view of theatre, performance and recorded media
- Be introduced to a range of technical performance demands
- Perform to a variety of audiences
- Explore a range of processes and presentation
- Communicate physically and vocally in performance
- Deliver a committed contribution to the group process.
- Facility for discovering and communicating the connection between text character & situation.
- Sustained creativity through fresh responses to material & fellow actors through rehearsal choices, to transform into character
- Taking & building on Director’s notes.
- Flexibility & sensitivity to change within the process, embracing different ways of working
- An understanding of the relevance of joint aims, approaches and viewpoints in group work
- Ability to communicate character through voice, speech, physicality & movement
- Awareness of strengths/weaknesses, as an actor and within the project
- Ability to accept, understand & act on criticism.
- Accomplishment of individual & personal goals, extending range, confidence, realisation of potential
No additional information available.
Students work with tutors in small group practical classes.
Learning also takes place in presentations, workshops, supervised and unsupervised rehearsals and performances
Independent study and research
Oral formative assessment and tutor feedback is given in group session at the end of each project
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Philip Weaver and staff
East 15 Acting School
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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