Magic in the making

Module Leader:
Eszter Jókay
Status:
Confirmed
Year/Term:
2020-2021 Summer
Level:
Orientation
Division:
Freshman Modules
Credit:
8

This course introduces students into the magical world of theatre and performance production through a learning experience based on collaboration and creative exploration. To offer a peek into what goes on behind the curtain, the play script and characters of Shakespeare’s The Tempest will serve as a basis to invite students to embark on a journey akin to theatre-makers and mimic the creative process of producing a play for the stage. With a focus on the process of creation rather than the product, during the term, students will put on the roles of directors, actors and playwrights. Without the actual pressure of performing and on-the-spot dramatisation, they will research their assigned characters, engage with and analyse different ways of depiction, map out relationships and at the end arrive at their own creative vision of what happens after the final words are uttered on the page