Module Details

Module Code: ARTS H8005
Full Title: Directors in Perspective
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Fiona Fearon
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to enable students to analyse in detail the history and practice of directing in contemporary theatre. Students will conduct a detailed study of a number of key practitioners, and practice directing their own scenes.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Critically analyse the main themes and practices of contemporary directing
MLO2 Expertly demonstrate an understanding of a variety of performance practices in directing
MLO3 Effectively direct short scenes
MLO4 Critically evaluate their personal learning
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 DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
The Director's Work
Imagining the Text; Directing; Working with actor;Mise-en-scène
International Directors in Perspective
History and importance of the director including Craig, Reinhardt, Meyerhold, Brecht, Peter Brook, Grotowski, Ariane Minouchkine
Irish Directors in Context
Garry Hynes, Lynne Parker, Ben Barnes, Connall Morrison, Jimmy Fay, Raymond Keane, Louise Lowe
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 9 Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Each student will prepare a research essay on one of the practitioners discussed in lectures.
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Student directors will have to present themselves for a formal interview, with an outline plan of a directing project at the beginning of the semester. Projects will then be shortlisted, and all directors will be involved in auditioning student actors. DKIT reserve the right to limit the number of projects according to resources.
Assessment Type Reflective Journal % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 14 Learning Outcome 2,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students must maintain a rehearsal logbook, and complete an evaluation of their learning after the scene presentation.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Reattendance
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
 
Module Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bogart, Anne and Tina Landau. (2014), The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition, 1. Nick Hern Books, London, [ISBN: 1848424132].
  • Bogart, Anne. (2001), A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre, 1. Routledge, London and New York.
  • Cody, Gabrielle and Rebecca Schneider. (2002), Re-Direction: a practical and theoretical guide, Routledge, London and New York.
  • Hodge, Alison, ed.,. (2000), Twentieth Century Actor Training,, Routledge, London and New York.
  • Mitchell, Katie. (2009), The Director's Craft: A Handbook for the Theatre, 1. Routledge, London, [ISBN: 0415404398].
  • Mitter, Shomit. (1992), Systems of Rehearsal: Stanislavski, Brecht, Grotowski and Brook, Routledge, London and New York.
  • Mitter, Shomit and Maria Shevtsova. (2005), Fifty Key Theatre Directors, Routledge, London and New York.
  • Zarrilli, Phillip. (2002), Acting( re)considered: : a practical and theoretical guide, Routledge, London and New York.
  • Zarrilli, Phillip B., Bruce McConachie, Gary Jay Williams, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei. (2006), Theatre Histories: An Introduction, Routledge, London and New York.
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