Theatre Directing (10434.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Students will study key directors and their innovations and methodologies.
Students will engage with the conceptual and practical processes of bringing texts to the stage, identifying the key areas of knowledge and technique associated with working in theatrical contexts.
Students will be able to conceptualise and respond creatively to a text in the form of a directorial proposal.
Students will formulate an individual approach and aesthetic within a theatrical context.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and summarise the contribution of key directors to the history and development of theatrical expression;
2. Recognise and implement relevant techniques, approaches and methods of directing in relation to texts;
3. Devise and justify creative concepts in the context of directing performance; and
4. Apply communication skills in an academic/creative context.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Prerequisites10432 Introduction to Performance Skills AND 9708 Critical Performance AND 9717 Production Theatre Skills
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Mr Anatoly Frusin|
Required and recommended Texts for Unit 10434:
Bogart, A. (2001). A director prepares: Seven essays on art and theatre. Routledge.
Innes, C., & Shevstova, M. (2015). The Cambridge introduction to theatre directing. Cambridge University Press.
Marty, P. (2019). Contemporary women stage directors: Conversations on craft. Methuen drama.
Mitchell, K. (2009). The director's craft: A handbook for the theatre. Routledge.
Barba, E, & Savarese, N. (1991). A dictionary of theatre anthropology: The secret art of the performer. Routledge.
Braun, E. (1979). The theatre of Meyerhold: Revolution on the modern stage. Drama Book Specialists.
Deeney, J. F., & Gale, M. B. (2016). The Routledge drama anthology: modernism to contemporary performance (Second edition.). Routledge.
Gallagher, K., & Freeman, B. (2016). In defence of theatre : Aesthetic practices and social interventions. University of Toronto Press.
Gregory, A., & London, T. (2020). This is not my memoir. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Hauser, F., & Reich, R. (2003). Notes on directing: 130 lessons in leadership from the director's chair. Walker Publishing Company, Inc.
Homan, S. (Ed.). (2020). Why the theatre: In personal essays,college teachers, actors, directors, and playwrights tell why the theatre is so vital to them. Routledge.
Marker, L-L., & Marker, F. J. (1992). Ingmar Bergman: A life in the theater. Cambridge University Press.
Salesses, M. (2021). Craft in the real world: Rethinking fiction writing and workshopping. Catapult.
Tannahill, J. (2015). Theatre of the unimpressed: In search of vital drama. Coach House Books.
Usher, S. (2014). Directing: A miscellany. Oberon Books.
Mark, T. (2019) The art of directing in African traditional theatre.
Artaud, A. The theatre and its double
Brook, P. The empty space
Cole, T., & Chinoy, H. (Eds.) Directors on directing.
Herrigal, E. Zen and the art of archery
Rilke, R. M. Letters to a young poet
Tharp, T. The creative habit
Where possibble, physical attandence is required at all classes due to the practical and collaborative nature of the unit.
Required IT skills
Students will be requred to access learning materials and submit assessments through the student management system Canvas.
Work placement, internships or practicums