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Module

SEL2226 : Theatre Script Workshop

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Zoe Cooper
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Exploration of students own individual and unique voices in the context of writing for the contemporary theatrical stage. Specifically:

1. Development of the basic craft skills of writing for theatre e.g. plot, setting, scene development, dialogue, pace, etc.
2. Development of critical skills in watching, reading and writing about contemporary theatre.
3. Experience in drafting and revising in response to a range of feedback and reading.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will attend weekly 2 hour taught seminars which will focus on the drafting process and may include reading and discussing student work.


Students will have weekly 1.5 hours discursive workshop/lectures, contemporary plays will be discussed and craft exercises undertaken.


There will also be individual and pair tutorials to be scheduled during the semester by teaching staff, during which each student will present a short extract of their own writing for constructive criticism from their tutor, or submission plans may be discussed.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable