Course title:
Plays in Performance
Tutor:
Hazel Salisbury
Course ID:
C2345456
Start date:
05/10/2021
End date:
07/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 05 Oct 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Tue 12 Oct 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Tue 19 Oct 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Tue 02 Nov 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Tue 09 Nov 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Tue 16 Nov 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Tue 23 Nov 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Tue 30 Nov 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Tue 07 Dec 2021 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 9
Total number of classroom hours: 13.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 13.5
Date
Tue 05 Oct 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 12 Oct 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 19 Oct 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 02 Nov 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 09 Nov 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 30 Nov 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 07 Dec 2021
Times
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
9
Total number of classroom hours:
13.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
13.5
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£43.20 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

This course is for those who love drama in its many forms. You will need access to the internet to watch the plays chosen and to attend the course.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

This course is for those who love drama in its many forms. You will need access to the internet to watch the plays chosen and to attend the course.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Access to the internet to watch the plays chosen and to attend the course itself. No special knowledge is needed, just an interest in theatre and drama
Course aim:
An online course looking at drama, available to all of us, without attending live theatre. During lockdown many theatres streamed new and old productions. We will select three or four plays, either current or in archive to study.
Course description:
Covid 19 has given theatre, like the rest of us, a hard time. Over the year, some theatres have streamed previous productions via YouTube, or other platforms. What will be available this autumn is unknowable. We shall look at three or four productions, read some of the texts and discuss how they work. Depending on what is available we will study a mix of old and more recent drama. This is likely to include modern classics. Possibilities are: Anton Chekov’s "The Wood Demon", Oliver Goldsmith’s "She Stoops to Conquer", DH Lawrence's "The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd" or "The Collier’s Friday Night" and Harold Brighouse’s "Hobson’s Choice". There will also be opportunities for the class to choose a play to study.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the challenges of presenting drama outside a theatre
2. Explain the relevance of works written in earlier times to today's world
3. Explain how the plays studied convey social and political commentaries, while keeping us entertained
4. Show how these plays and their authors fit into the development of drama
5. Describe the theatrical techniques used in the productions of the plays studied
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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