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This course aims to introduce students to the role of the director, through the context of Beckett's plays in practice.
Students will have the opportunity to study selected plays by Beckett in detail in practice and to explore the process of conceiving and planning a production and with reference to site-specific staging.
On completion of the course, students will be familiar with issues concerning Beckett's plays in performance, be confident in their understanding of the role of the director in theatre, and be capable of creating a production plan in the form of a Director's Notebook
• 1: Language Part One
• 2: Language Part Two
• 3: Meaning / Stage Directions
• 4: Site Specific Staging Part One
• 5 Site Specific Staging
• READING WEEK
• 6: Mid Term Presentations
• 7: Physicality
• 8: Director’s Approaches
• 9: Beckett Characters and Actors
• 10: Director’s Notebook Preparation
• 11: Course Overview & Feedback & Assignment preparation.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Contribution and submission at the beginning of each class of 3 written points in response to a set task in relation to the class topic(s).
||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: Power-Point presentation that introduces student concept for a site-specific staging of a selected work of Samuel Beckett||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Portfolio: Director's notebook||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Students receive Feedback during preparation of the mid-term Assignment (week 7). Feedback is given on the Director's Notebook end -of -term assignment after the assessment process.
|Dr Emma Bennett||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Andrea Scott||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|