THSTS212-19B (HAM)

Text in Action

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts
Theatre Studies and Dance

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Paper Description

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This paper explores some of the relationships between text and action, with an emphasis on developing text, and the tools we use to interpret them. Working with the idea of confession, found and original texts will be developed, contextualized, analysed and performed.

At the same time, the technical tools required for performance will be developed, including voice, presence, physical acuity, self-knowledge and confidence.

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Paper Structure

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The paper is designed to develop self-reflexive practitioners. Through focused discussion, technical training and practical application, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own performance.

Please come to all classes prepared, which means with pen and paper, in clothes that are loose and easy to move in (not jeans), any reading/rehearsal assignments completed, an open mind and positive attitude.

Students must switch cell phones to silent and refrain from using them during class unless otherwise directed by the lecturer. Exceptions can be made through consultation with your lecturer.

Students are expected to attend all classes. If absence is unavoidable, please contact Dr Patrick directly. Students are expected to engage in all classes.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • identify and discuss the work of a range of relevant performance practitioners, companies and theorists
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  • understand and articulate the process of translating text to performance
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  • develop the physical/vocal tools to perform text
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  • engage in the processes and protocols of writing, making, rehearsing and performing original material
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  • develop a self-reflective artistic practice
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  • engage with a range of basic research tasks
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Assessment

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Please note that the successful completion of ALL Assessment Items is regarded as being an essential requirement to passing the Paper

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Early assessment – writing/presentation of material in class
31 Jul 2019
5:00 PM
10
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Reflection on process of making and performing – Viva
9 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
30
  • In Class: In Workshop
3. Practical performance
7 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Workshop
4. Research journal – approx. 2000 words
4 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Engagement
9 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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readings will be provided online via Moodle

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Recommended Readings

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The reading list is available on Moodle.

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Other Resources

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The University library has a wide range of digital resources available including Digital Theatre+, and eTV. We will be referring to various resources from here throughout the term.

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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this course. Moodle can be accessed via iWaikato. Lecture presentations, tutorial exercises, assignment details, important dates and the paper outline are all available from this site.

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Workload

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The total hours of study expected (termed 'notional learning hours') for this paper: This is a 15 point paper, therefore 150 hours are expected.

This includes 4 hours a week of direct contact teaching. Your independent study time should include: preparation time for classes, rehearsals, reading and other research activities, technical practice, and completing assignments.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: THSTS101 or THST101, or with the Programme Convenor's approval.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: THST212

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