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DRAM7012 - Theatre Lab 4

Title:Theatre Lab 4
Long Title:Theatre Lab 4
Module Code:DRAM7012
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: This module focuses on the use of the body in performance drawing on the work of 20th and 21st century practitioners such as Eugenio Barba and Phillip Zarilli.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate a more refined awareness of the body as an instrument of expression
LO2 commit to the practice of a personal warm-up that addresses personal challenges
LO3 replace their postural imbalances with a range of economical, efficient movement patterns
LO4 critically reflect on and document course work
LO5 perform a variety of actor training exercises drawing on the work of 20th and 21st century theatre practitioners such as Philip Zarilli
LO6 demonstrate knowledge of the central tenets of key theatre practitioners covered in the module
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).

13118 DRAM7011 Theatre Lab 3
13119 DRAM7012 Theatre Lab 4
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 Phillip Zarilli
The work of Phillip Zarilli; his use of Asian martial arts in actor training
Eugenio Barba
The work of Eugenio Barba; Actor training as a process of self-definition and of self-discipline; Theatre Anthropology; the Psycho-Physical Approach
The Psycho-Physical Actor
Exercises which focus on increasing the connection between the actor's body and mind
Individuated Training
Focus on individual areas of weakness in training
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 classwork 4,6 30.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Showcase of work at semester end 1,2,3,5,6 40.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Evaluation of class work 1,2,3,5,6 30.0 Every Week
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 & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Directed learning and 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
  • Zarilli, P. 2002, Acting ReConsidered, Routledge London [ISBN: 041526300X]
  • Barba, E. 1994, The Paper Canoe, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415116740]
  • PhillipZarrilli, 2008, Psychophysical Acting, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415334587]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Barba, E 2005, A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415378613]
  • Schechner, R. 1996, The Grotoswsi Sourcebook, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415131111]
  • Turner, J. 2004, Eugenio Barba, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415273285]
  • Schechner, R.r 1995, Towards a Third Theatre: Eugenio Barba and the Odin Theatret, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415127645]
  • Callery, D. 2001, Through the Body, Nick Hern London [ISBN: 1854596306]
  • Zarrilli, P. 1999, Kathakali Dance Drama, Routledge London [ISBN: 041519282X]
  • Simon Murray and John Keefe 2007, Physical theatres, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415362504]
  • Zarrilli, Daboo & Loukes 2013, Acting: Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process, Palgrave [ISBN: 1403990557]
  • Shaughnessy, McConachie, Blair 2014, Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama [ISBN: 1408185776]
  • Barnett & Barba 2016, DHA Theatre: A Sourcebook, Lexington Books [ISBN: 1498257140]
  • Barbara & Masgrau 2016, The Moon Rises from the Ganges: My Journey through Aisan Acting Techniques, Routledge [ISBN: 0415719291]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 4 Mandatory

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