EGH312 : Theatre Practice: Research Project- Texts

Convener(s): Dr Steve Nicholson


General Information

This is a practice-based module which builds on some of your work on core theatre modules at levels one and two, particularly within the modules EGH115 and EGH221. In seminars and workshops we shall explore a series of texts by significant contemporary playwrights/dramatists. You will then work in smaller groups to create a performance of a section (or sections) of one of these texts. Alongside the practical work, you will also engage with more theoretical questions about the nature of contemporary performance, and about our responsibilities in staging texts.


Much of the work will be studio-based and will require you to work practically on playtexts as creative and thinking performers. There may be opportunities to approach the work from the point of view of directors, designers and dramaturgs. There will also be seminars, and you will be expected to read widely and to engage in individual and group research. Where possible, we shall view live or recorded performances relevant to the focus of the module. You will be expected to document all aspects of your work, and to analyse it.


1. You will be assessed on your contribution to one or more performances of a play, or extracts from a play. Creative imagination, attention to the requirements of the text, and performance discipline will all be significant here, but so too will be the ability to express your learning. (60%). 2. Written reflections on the practice, the reading and the research undertaken. (40%).

Contact Details

Dr Steve Nicholson

Information last changed: Thursday 23rd of March 2017 :: 02:13:34 PM (GMT)

Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course convener.


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK