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In this unit you will encounter practice-based approaches to interpreting, designing and performing scenes from a canonical performance text under the direction of the Unit Lecturer. Throughout semester you will apply performance skills learnt in introductory units FPB130 and FPB132 to rehearse and present scenes from a canonical performance text. You will develop skills in research and the interpretation of contextual material. Your practice-based explorations of theatre craft and form will be supported by the study of performance theories and methodologies, and you will learn how thematic interpretation of content can be represented through the elements of theatre.

Summary 2021

Unit name Performance Skills 2
Unit code FPB226
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre

Dr. Jane Woollard

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply performance skills and theatre production competencies to interpret and perform short scenes from a performance text.
  2. Critically analyse and creatively engage with the themes and issues embedded in the performance text.
  3. Work collaboratively within an ensemble, and contribute to the coherent interpretation and representation of scenes from a performance text.
  4. Develop, realise and present excerpts from a canonical text that creatively address contemporary issues and concepts in theatre and performance.






Teaching Pattern

Weekly Workshops (3 hours)


Task 1: Oral Presentation, (20%)

Task 2: Rehearsal Process, (40%)

Task 3: Public Ensemble Performance, (30%)

Task 4: Reflective Essay, (10%)

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