All performances exist at the interface of oral and literate culture, involving combinations of 'fixed' and 'free' elements. In this unit, you will explore, through practical workshops and group research, the flexibility of traditional genres like Commedia dell'Arte as well as contemporary forms of performance where improvisation can occur.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week
1x500wd equivalent group performance (10%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (40%), 1x500wd equiv group seminar (10%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%)
18 credit points at 1000 level from subject areas listed in Table A or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Theatre and Performance StudiesProhibitions
PRFM3005 or PRFM3014 or PRFM3016