EA226-5-FY-CO:
Contextual Studies II

The details
2019/20
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15
26 June 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre

Module description

The work of the module supports the content and practical project work of EA221 and EA222 Expressionism I and II. You will begin the work of this module by learning to make the connections between the different era of the evolution of Commedia as a theatrical form. You will prepare for a site-specific interpretation of a classic text later in the year by acquiring a general understanding of the history, politics and cultural life of the Elizabethan era.

From this you will progress to analysis of Shakespeare text in both historical and contemporary contexts. In the second term you will examine the work of influential acting theorists and practitioners of progressively increasing complexity so that by the final term you are equipped to undertake a comparative analysis of a range of styles and forms of contemporary 'political' theatre.

A unique and important aspect of this module is the creative writing content. Throughout the year you will work with a creative writing tutor to develop your ability to write self-created work for performance. By the end of the module you will be prepared to progress to the final year of the degree scheme in which the strongest emphasis is placed on students' own work.

Module aims

- To place Commedia in a social and cultural context
- To place Shakespeare in a socio-political context
- To examine the meaning and context of ‘political theatre’

Module learning outcomes

- Clear grasp of subject matter set
- Evidence of research to support arguments/ideas
- Use of appropriate language in written work and presentations
- Ability to structure ideas coherently
- Personal progression (extending range, willing to take risks)
- Ability to understand theories and apply to practice-based projects

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

- Normally 2 hours of contextual studies lectures or seminars per week and 2 hours of creative writing tutorials per week, except during acting priority weeks - Students are expected to use independent study for research, class preparation and for producing/preparing assignments - Learning is supported by appropriate screenings - Students receive formative feedback in group sessions - Written assignments are returned with reports containing tutors' written comments. - Students receive written reports on presentations with tutor's comments and formative feedback.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Zois Pigadas and Eirini Kartsaki

 

Availability
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External examiner

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

 

Further information
East 15 Acting School

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