School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Approach to Shakespeare and Heightened Text
  • Unit Code

    ACT2004
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Glenda LINSCOTT

Description

This unit progresses the student to application of Shakespearean delivery and heightened text. Basic acting skills are consolidated, furthering improvisatory skills and more detailed characterisation work.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse a variety of play scripts and scenes for studio showings.
  2. Apply imagination and technique to performing a role in various styles of text.
  3. Apply transactional acting skills to rehearsal and public performance in a variety of plays and scenes.
  4. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of different social and cultural mores and how these affect dramatic and theatrical practice.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to imagine expansively and transfer acting techniques to Shakespearean language and other heightened texts.
  6. Display a consistent level of commitment to developing performance quality in the given style.
  7. Display a sound knowledge of theatre practice and conventions appropriate to historical periods.

Unit Content

  1. Develop performance quality in the given style.
  2. Developing self sufficiency skills to interpret and design the arc of a characters trajectory.
  3. Exploring the necessities of repetition and precision in classwork in preparation for longer playing production seasons.
  4. Further development of acting skills such as conflict, character, high stakes, uncertain outcome and given circumstances.
  5. Historical periods.
  6. Learning to rehearse and research character to strict performance deadlines.
  7. Shakespeare and heightened text.
  8. Social and cultural knowledge.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Studio and public performance activities

Assessment

GS2 GRADING SCHEMA 2 Used for performance and/or practical based units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
PerformanceScenework assessment
ExerciseEnd of semester class assessment
ExerciseOngoing assessment of relevant classwork
EssayEssay *

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency

Core Reading(s)

  • Barton, J. (1984). Playing Shakespeare. London: London ; New York : Methuen in association with Channel Four Television Co., 1984.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Approach to Shakespeare and Heightened Text
  • Unit Code

    ACT2004
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Glenda LINSCOTT

Description

This unit progresses the student to application of Shakespearean delivery and heightened text. Basic acting skills are consolidated, furthering improvisatory skills and more detailed characterisation work.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse a variety of play scripts and scenes for studio showings.
  2. Apply imagination and technique to performing a role in various styles of text.
  3. Apply transactional acting skills to rehearsal and public performance in a variety of plays and scenes.
  4. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of different social and cultural mores and how these affect dramatic and theatrical practice.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to imagine expansively and transfer acting techniques to Shakespearean language and other heightened texts.
  6. Display a consistent level of commitment to developing performance quality in the given style.
  7. Display a sound knowledge of theatre practice and conventions appropriate to historical periods.

Unit Content

  1. Develop performance quality in the given style.
  2. Developing self sufficiency skills to interpret and design the arc of a characters trajectory.
  3. Exploring the necessities of repetition and precision in classwork in preparation for longer playing production seasons.
  4. Further development of acting skills such as conflict, character, high stakes, uncertain outcome and given circumstances.
  5. Historical periods.
  6. Learning to rehearse and research character to strict performance deadlines.
  7. Shakespeare and heightened text.
  8. Social and cultural knowledge.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Studio and public performance activities

Assessment

GS2 GRADING SCHEMA 2 Used for performance and/or practical based units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
PerformanceScenework assessment
ExerciseEnd of semester class assessment
ExerciseOngoing assessment of relevant classwork
EssayEssay *

* Assessment item identified for English language proficiency


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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