Rehearsal Studies (PRFM3961)


Rehearsal is typically off-limits to outsiders but the exceptional creativity of performance-makers in this 'hidden world' makes it a compelling focus of performance research. This unit examines accounts of rehearsal by playwrights, actors, directors, journalists and academics, as well as video recordings, prompt books and other rehearsal documentation. We will also approach the study of rehearsal through ethnographic theory, reading key texts on participant-observation fieldwork and trying out these methods through small-scale practical exercises.

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Further unit of study information


1x3hr seminar/week


1x3000wd Essay (60%), 1x1500wd tutorial workbook (30%), preparation for seminar discussions (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PRFM2601 and PRFM2602

Study this unit outside a degree

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Cross-institutional study

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