LIT105 : Theatre Practice: Interpreting Texts

Convenor(s): Dr Steve Nicholson, Dr Carmen Szabo


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

General Information

  This module will explore the processes through which texts written for theatrical performance (‘plays’) may be interrogated, interpreted, and translated into performances. This will involve seeing productions and analysing the relationship between the written and the performance texts, but the main emphasis will be on the first-hand, studio-based practical exploration of text(s). Working as a member of an ensemble, all students will contribute to the preparation of a text-based performance.


Practical workshops led by staff; independent practical work in studio space; seminar discussions; reading; theatre trips.


(1)  Practical work. You willbe assesed on your creative, imaginative and analytical contribution to the process of preparing and presenting a group performance and your achievement in offering an effective interpretation of the whole or parts of the text. This assessment will be worth 60% of the overall module mark.
(2) Written reflection on the rehearsal, production and performance of the text. (1500 words in total). This assessment will be worth 40% of the overall module mark.

Contact Details

Dr Steve Nicholson

Information last changed: Monday 10th of August 2015 :: 12:40:07 PM (BST)


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