EA214-5-SU-LO:
Shakespeare and Elizabethan Verse Drama

The details
2023/24
East 15 Acting School
East15 (Loughton) Campus
Summer
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
15
24 September 2020

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA W411 Acting,
BA W411MV Acting,
BA W83A Acting (International)

Module description

You will work to demonstrate well developed and truthfully expressed relationships, connecting in an organic way the emotional inner life of a character, with the external communication of that life to an audience. You will be expected to be in charge of your creative choices bringing ideas of your own to the director of the project, and to contribute fully to the company as a whole. You will gain a deeper understanding of verse, phrasing, colour and the breathing demands of extended thoughts and ideas within a complex structure, and learn to incorporate the heightened language, into your personal thought process.

Module aims

The module aims to encourage students to:

1. Make bold character choices and execute them with freedom and specificity.

2. Communicate a complex and demanding text with ease, confidence and sophistication.

3. Take creative responsibility for their own work.

4. Contribute fully to the work of the company.

5. Integrate technical skills into the life of the character in a sustained way

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to demonstrate ability to:

1. Find and communicate connection between text, character & situation.
2. Sustain creativity through fresh responses to material & fellow actors.
3. Transform into character through rehearsal choices.
4. Take and build on Director’s notes.
5. Exercise flexibility & sensitivity to change within the process.
6. Show commitment, positive attitude, discipline and focus.
7. Communicate character through voice, speech, physicality & movement.
8. Be aware of strengths/weaknesses, as an actor & within the project.
9. Accept, understand & act on criticism.
10. Show breadth & relevance of research material from a variety of sources.
11. Integrate research into the work.
12. Accomplish individual & personal goals.
13. Extend range, confidence & realisation of potential

Module information

In this module you will be encouraged to sustain in a consistent way elements explored in previous modules, as well as integrating the technical aspects required by these physically and vocally demanding texts. You will be asked to show courage in taking risks within your character creation, and marry bold strokes with intricate detail.

You will work to demonstrate well developed and truthfully expressed relationships, connecting in an organic way the emotional inner life of a character, with the external communication of that life to an audience. You will be expected to be in charge of your creative choices bringing ideas of your own to the director of the project, and to contribute fully to the company as a whole.

You will gain a deeper understanding of verse, phrasing, colour and the breathing demands of extended thoughts and ideas within a complex structure, and learn to incorporate the heightened language, into your personal thought process.

Learning and teaching methods

Students work with tutors in small group practical classes. Learning also takes place in presentations, workshops, supervised and unsupervised rehearsals and performance. Independent study and research Verbal and written formative assessment and tutor feedback is given in group session

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Continuous assessment     

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
For further information email jcolby@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

Ms Lucy Skilbeck
Mr Michael Andrew Hayden
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
East 15 Acting School

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