Acting and Not Acting: The Dialectics of Performance (DRA1004)

30 credits

The module comprises three main sections:

1. PLAY. An introductory practical explanation of, and study related to, topics such as children's games, sensory exercises, improvisation and theatre games.

2. PLAYS. Carrying forward the sense of 'play', we expand our definition of 'plays' beyond verbal texts to include such models as sound and/or movement compositions, structured improvisations, visual scripts and image-based theatre pieces.

3. DEVISING.  Students devise a piece of theatre or structured 'play', based on their own chosen subject matter, drawing on practices and study encountered earlier in the module.

The module is core for all Drama students.