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The enacting of Shakespeare will be explored through a pedagogy entailing an active, embodied participatory and critical approach and drawing on techniques of Open Space Learning (OSL). There will be an emphasis on contemporary pedagogical and theatre-based approaches to engage learners and practitioners in the performance of Shakespeare. Students will explore techniques and processes, which emphasise an embodied learning and hands-on approach to Shakespearean texts as a way of developing a greater knowledge of them from the perspective of learner, actor, dramaturg, director, designer and pedagogue. The techniques and processes within this subject can be adapted to the teaching and learning of Shakespearean plays and sonnets as well as related classical texts in schools and other educational contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
- Develop skills in embodying Shakespeare in rehearsal and production
- Learn and practise a range of pedagogical skills in the performance of Shakespeare
- Develop performance making skills capacities through the study and exploration of Shakespearean texts;
- Consider the forms and contexts of Shakespearean performance making through a series of practical workshops and seminars;
- Develop skills as a theatre researcher;
- Explore and develop personal understanding of the teaching and performance of Shakespeare utilised in a range of community and learning contexts.
- At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills: • the ability to communicate knowledge in oral, written and creative forms; • the ability to manage their time through productive use of time and responding to deadlines; • the ability to think and work creatively and apply imagination in responding to tasks; and • the ability to think critically and analyse through recommended reading, performance analysis and discussion.
Last updated: 11 May 2020