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DRAM6006 - Performance Ensemble 2

Title:Performance Ensemble 2
Long Title:Performance Ensemble 2
Module Code:DRAM6006
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: ANN BARRY
Module Description: This module develops the learner's approach to characterisation and performance, focusing in particular on the work of Michael Chekhov.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 apply Chekov's theories to practice
LO2 utilise improvisation as a basis for developing performance
LO3 reflect critically on both their own performance and those of others
LO4 perform a variety of Chekhov's acting techniques and exercises
LO5 realise a text using the specific acting techniques of Michael Chekhov
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

12941 DRAM6005 Performance Ensemble 1
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Michael Chekhov in Context
Overview of Chekhov's approach and his place in theatre history
Critical Reflection
Critically reflect on Chekhov's working practices and modes of performance
Chekhov in Rehearsal
Focus on Michael Chekhov's Rehearsal Methods - Psychological Gesture, Movement Dynamics and the Unconscious Creative Self
Chekhov in Rehearsal
Rehearsing specific set texts in accordance with Michael Chekhov's methods
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Aspects of Michael Chekhov's approach 1,3 30.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous evaluation of class work 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation A showcase of set texts followed by question and answer session 1,2,3,5 40.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Twice weekly two hour studio sessions 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practical and theoretical exploration of course work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Chekhov, M. 2014, To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting, Martino London [ISBN: 1614276593]
  • Hodge, A. 2000, Twentieth Century Actor Training, Routledge London [ISBN: 041519451]
  • Chamberlain, F. 2003, Michael Chekhov, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415258784]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chekhov, M. 2005, The Path of the Actor, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415343666]
  • Chamberlain, F. 2003, Michael Chekhov, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415258782]
  • Petit, Lenard 2009, The Michael Chekhov Handbook, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415496728]
  • Ashperger, Cynthia 2008, The Rhythm of Space and the Sound of Time: Michael Chekhov's Acting Technique in the 21st Century, Editions Rodopi B.V. [ISBN: 9042023872]
  • Meerzon, Yana 2005, The Path of the Character, Peter Lang Pub Inc [ISBN: 0820473693]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • CD and Book: 2005On Theatre and the Art of Acting, Applause Books
  • DVD: RoutledgeMasterclasses in The Michael Chekhov Technique

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 2 Mandatory

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