NM2701 - Writing for Stage and Screen
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)
Available to All Students
This subject introduces the student to the specifics of writing for the performance
space and provides students with an understanding of live performance writing. Students
participate in a series of writing exercises that lead to the creation of short scenes
that typify a range of performance situations. Studies scrutinise the use of sound
and image in the making of performance text and analyse the role of dramaturgy in
giving shape to non-linear and linear narrative. Students will work in ensemble groups
as writer, director and/or performer to present performed readings in-house.
- develop fundamental skills in writing for performance;
- develop an understanding of the dimensions of stagecraft and theatricalisation for
performance developing a personal methodology for performance writing;
- apply fundamental techniques learned towards the realisation of a performance text;
- develop an understanding of the reciprocal roles of playwright, performer, director,
designer and audience within an historical/contemporary context.
||12CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Dr David Salisbury
||Ms Arminelle Fleming.
- 13 hours lectures
- 26 hours workshops/Seminars
||presentations (20%); one writing project (40%); performance reading (20%); writing exercises (20%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest