DRAM7008 - Performance Ensemble 4

Title:Performance Ensemble 4
Long Title:Performance Ensemble 4
Module Code:DRAM7008
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: A practice-based course which continues to develop the learner's exploration of performance approaches.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 display an imaginative and insightful approach to the use of various rehearsal techniques in performance
LO2 demonstrate knowledge and an appreciation of a variety of theatrical texts
LO3 demonstrate an informed and creative ability to apply perfomance theories to practice
LO4 demonstrate an exploratory approach when preparing texts for performance
LO5 critically reflect on both their own performance and those of others
LO6 demonstrate knowledge of a variety of performance approaches
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).

12943 DRAM7007 Performance Ensemble 3
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
Performance Skills
Set exercises aimed at developing the actor's instrument
Performance Approaches
Exploration of major performance approaches
Text and Production Study
Study of key texts and their productions
Critical Reflection
Critically reflect on working practices and modes of rehearsal
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Rehearsal techniques and theatrical texts 1,2,5,6 30.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous evaluation of class work 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Every Week
Presentation Showcase of set texts followed by a question and answer session 1,2,3,4,6 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 Twice weekly practical sessions of two hours 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
  • Brook, P. 1990, The Empty Space, Penguin London [ISBN: 0140135839]
  • Peter Brook 2005, There Are No Secrets: Thoughts on Acting and Theatre, New Edition Ed., Methuen London [ISBN: 041369490]
  • Hodge, Alison 2010, Actor Training, 2nd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415471688]
  • Schechner, R. 2013, Performance Studies: An Introduction, 3rd Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780415502313]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Williams, D. 1988, Peter Brook: A Theatrical Casebook, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413157008]
  • Brook, P. 1989, The Shifting Point, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413612805]
  • Oida, Y. 2002, An Actor Adrift, Methuen London [ISBN: 0413658406]
  • Oida, Y. 2002, The Invisible Actor, New Ed., Methuen London [ISBN: 0413696103]
  • Oida, Y. 2007, The Actor's Tricks, Methuen London [ISBN: 041377449X]
  • Croyden, M. 2004, Conversations With Peter Brook, Faber and Faber London [ISBN: 0571221726]
  • Todd, A. 2003, The Open Circle: Peter Brook's Theatre Environments, Faber and Faber London [ISBN: 0571214908]
  • Hunt, A. 1995, Peter Brook - Directors in Rehearsal, Cambridge University Press Cambridge [ISBN: 0521296056]
  • Weiss, P. 1969, Marat/Sade, Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd [ISBN: 0714503614]
  • Roose-Evans, J. 1984, Experimental theatre from Stanislavsky to Peter Brook, Universe Books New York
  • Furse, A. 2002, Theatre in Crisis?Performance Manifestos for a New Century, Manchester University Press Manchester
  • Callans, J. 2004, The Wooster Group and its Traditions, P.I.E. Peter Lang Brussels
  • Ansorge, P. 1975, Disrupting the Spectacle: Five Years of Experimental and Fringe Theatre in Britain
  • Craig, G. 1980, On the Art of Theatre, Heinmann London
  • Foreman, R. 1992, Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theatre, Theatre Communications Group New York
  • Garner, S. 1994, Bodied Spaces: Phenomenology and Performance in Contemporary drama, Cornell University Press New York
  • Kalb, J. 1998, The Theatre of Heiner Muller, Cambridge University Press Cambridge
  • Anne Bogart, Tina Landau 2006, The Viewpoints Book, Theatre Communications Group U.S. [ISBN: 9781559362412]
  • Twyla Tharp, with Mark Reiter 2003, The creative habit, Simon & Schuster New York [ISBN: 9780743235273]
  • Declan Donnellan 2005, The actor and the target, Nick Hern London [ISBN: 9781854598387]
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