Module Details

EA608-7-SP-CO: Theatre Performance 2

Year: 2016/17
Department: East 15 Acting School
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Monique Wilson
Teaching Staff: Monique Wilson
Contact details: email wilsonm

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This Year Two MFA Acting (International) module gives students the opportunity to work within a repertory company format to present a fully-staged production of a script in English from any period before the mid Nineteenth Century.

Module Aims
to allow students to gain practical experience of work in a repertory company structure
to allow students to apply and extend their skills in performance, specifically focussing on the linguistic and stylistic demands of archaic texts
to enable students to develop advanced strategies for meeting the specific demands of acting in a professional context, including care of the voice and body and management of interpersonal dynamics

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to demonstrate
the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in creating one or more characters in performance
creative and technical skills to realise a character in an archaic script
the ability to express the character clearly, fluently and with appropriate attention to theatrical style and interpretation in spoken English
an understanding of the personal, interpersonal and physical demands of continuing work in a professional company

Learning and Teaching Methods

Rehearsals, workshops, performances approximately 30 hours per week for an average of 5 rehearsal weeks, plus one or two performance weeks


100 per cent Coursework Mark


Continuous assessment of preparation for performance, live performance, and actor logbook (4000 words). Weighting Preparation for Performance 20% Live Performance 50% Logbook 30% Students must pass the East 15 Professional Code of Conduct.


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  • Ed. London Routledge, 2005.

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