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DRAM6012 - Theatre Lab 2

Title:Theatre Lab 2
Long Title:Theatre Lab 2
Module Code:DRAM6012
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 Description: In this module emphasis is placed on the use of the body in performance, drawing in particular on the work of important 20th/21st theatre practitioners such as Jacques Lecoq and Jacques Copeau.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 recognise their own dominant movement characteristics and those which present problems of proficiency for the stage
LO2 demonstrate an ability to use movement improvisations to extend their physical and emotional range
LO3 reflect critically on course work
LO4 perform a variety of acting techniques and exercises explored in the module
LO5 utilise the teachings of theatre practitioners explored in the module in creating performance
LO6 demonstrate group sensitivity and awareness
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).

12605 DRAM6011 Theatre Lab 1
13117 DRAM6012 Theatre Lab 2
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
The work of Jacques Lecoq
Lecoq's focus on the dynamics of movement, involving the body as the primary generator of performance; Lecoq's Neutral Mask; Clowning; Complicity
The work of Jacques Copeau
Copeau's physical theatre training; theatre ensemble; mask work; chorus; acrobatics; improvisation; imaginative play
Movement Ensemble
Exercises which develop initiative and freedom in performance; Group sensitivity and awareness
The Actor's Body
Physical exercises which encourage the body to be both more responsive and flexible in performance
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Personal response to and documentation of class work 1,3,6 30.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Evaluation of class work 1,2,4,5,6 30.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Showcase of work at semester end 2,4,5,6 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 Two hour studio sessions twice weekly 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Individual Study & Practice 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
  • Lecoq, J. 2002, The Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413771949]
  • Murray, S. 2003, Jacques Lecoq, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415258820]
  • Evans, M. 2006, Jacques Copeau, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415354358]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Rick Kemp & Mark Evans 2016, The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq, Routledge [ISBN: 1138818429]
  • AndreiDroznin 2016, Physical Actor Training: What Shall I Do with the Body They Gave Me?, Routledge London [ISBN: 1138901946]
  • Dympna Callery 2015, The Active Text: Unlocking Plays Through Physical Theatre, Nick Hern Bookd [ISBN: 1848421273]
  • Scott Graham & Stephen Hoggett 2014, The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre, 2nd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 1138777013]
  • Rick Kemp 2012, Embodied Acting: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Performance, Routledge London [ISBN: 041550788X]
  • Lecoq, J 2006, Theatre of Movement and Gesture, Routledge London [ISBN: 0413453804]
  • Callery, D 2001, Through the Body: A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre, Nick Hern Books London [ISBN: 1854596306]
  • Todd, M 1975, The Thinking Body: Study of the Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man, Princeton Book Company USA [ISBN: 0871270145]
  • Lorna Marshall 2001, The Body Speaks, Methuen [ISBN: 0413771148]
  • Simon Murray and John Keefe 2007, Physical Theatres, Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415362504]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • www.complicite.org: Complicite
  • https://www.franticassembly.co.uk/: Frantic Assembly
  • http://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/categor: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal
  • https://muse.jhu.edu/journal: Theatre Journal
  • http://www.artsjournal.com/category/theatre: Arts Journal

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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