Contextual Studies III
East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
26 June 2019
Requisites for this module
BA W441 Acting and Contemporary Theatre
The work of this final year module for the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre course supports the content and practical project work of the practice-led modules in final year. During the second year of your Contextual Studies
you were exposed to the work of a variety of different practitioners, acting methodologies, conceptual approaches to theatre, philosophical and artistic movements etc, that expanded both your understanding of theatre and the role of theatre, and art in general, in the world. In the third year curriculum you will work with a single text focusing on the art of Dialogue or the unlimited sphere in which Dialogue operates. The word Dialogue here does not merely mean "conversation" but is used in its original ancient Greek definition where the word "Dia-logos" has more philosophical connotations referring to both Dialectics and Logic.
There will still be links with various practitioners, companies and artistic movements but the focus will be the detailed interrogation of a text using both a theoretical and practical framework. You will use your examination of the text as a springboard for a more general exploration of ideas, rehearsal techniques, methods of analysis, practical exercises which you can apply to your practical project work throughout final year. This process will culminate in the third term when you will present your Personal Record of Analysis and Reflection ('the Red
- To provide students with analytical skills necessary to contextualise their practical project work in final year
- To provide opportunities for students to apply theoretical analyses to their practice
- To support the professional preparation of final year students by providing them with ideas, rehearsal techniques, methods of analysis and relevant practical exercises.
- analyse complex theories and ideas in depth
- apply ideas analysed to practice-based projects
- perform in-depth research
- communicate complex ideas and analyses in written or practice-based work
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- Normally 2 hours of Contextual Studies classes per week except during acting priority weeks, some of which will be theoretical, some practical and some a combination of both
- Students are expected to use independent study for research, class preparation and for producing/preparing for assignments, both written and practical
- Weekly concrete tasks will be set from both a theoretical and a practical perspective
- Written assignments are returned with written reports containing tutors' comments for formative assessment and feedback
- Verbal feedback and formative assessment for practical work is integral to the class work.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Zois Pigadas and Eirini Kartsaki
No external examiner information available for this module.
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