Explore how theatre practitioners bring productions to life.
How do we transform a play on the page into a script for the stage? How do we shape a story for live performance through a range of theatrical languages including words, movement, sound, site, imagery and multi-media?
You will investigate the link between scripts and performances, discovering different interpretative approaches. You will explore creative practice using writing, research, art, and imagination as you develop storyboards, image boards, rhythm analyses, actors’ packets, programme essays, study guides, and background research presented in written text, images, music, and more.
You will then create a series of practice-based portfolio entries for assessment.
By the end of this module, you will understand the role of the dramaturg in the contemporary theatre. You will use dramaturgical tools of performance analysis and creative research, and understand different dramatic structures and styles.