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TH330 - Adaptation for Performance 2014-15

Dr. Susan Haedicke
Office: F04B
Phone: 02476150611
Class location: G55
Class times: Monday, 2-5pm
Office Hours: Tuesday 1-2pm and by appointment


Module Description

Adaptation for Performance is a practice-based module that uses a hands-on approach to understanding the adaptation process. You will examine theories of adaptation and interrogate case studies of live and multi-media performance adapted from a range of source materials. Using these case studies as models, you will create and perform your own adaptations for performance from various sources including prose or poetry texts, biographical material, historical or current events, and visual images.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of adaptation for performance from a range of source materials (seeing the ‘play’ in the source)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of dramatic structure, character development, conflict, and theatrical environment (‘special world’)
  • Conduct background research necessary to develop an adaptation
  • Create adaptations for performance from a different genre, art form or historical event (knowing what makes performance unique)