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Assessment Criteria/Titles

ssay 40% - ESUB2015

Assessed Seminar Presentation 10% - ESUB2015

Written Portfolio 1 25% - ESUB2015

Written Portfolio 2 25% - ESUB2015

 

 Spring Term 2015

Two portfolios: each 25% of module.

Both portfolios to be submitted on 9 March 2015 (Monday week 10).

Choose either option 1 or option 2 below.

Option 1:

Portfolios 1 and 2

 

On the module outline on TS website these portfolios are described as follows:

Two Portfolios built up on a weekly basis during the autumn and spring terms and submitted in week 9 of term 2, one portfolio based on gathered historical evidence relating to the playing places and styles of performance discussed in seminars and one documenting and analysing the weekly practical workshop exploration of plays/entertainments.

*If you have been following the instructions set out in the module guideline (above) please let me know. There is no problem with this.

If you would like to discuss the examples you select in your portfolios, or need further advice on the format of the portfolios, please arrange a meeting with me.

 

Option 2:

Portfolio 1:

based on gathered historical evidence relating to the playing places and styles of performance discussed in seminars.

The emphasis of this portfolio is on evidence and primary source material.

Identify up to 5 pieces (or categories) of evidence that have helped us to develop or reassess our understanding of medieval and Tudor plays and/or playing places in England. In each case explain your source and discuss its reliability and significance. You must include details of where you found each of your examples as well as any secondary reading that has helped you to understand and interpret each source. This information could be on the relevant page within the portfolio or on the final page of the complete portfolio.

For each example I suggest that you include a summary and/or illustration and/or extract(s) on one page and your discussion on the facing page. This is a portfolio assessment, so you are encouraged to experiment with the layout and presentational elements. It would be helpful to include a list of your examples on the first page of your portfolio (table of contents), as well as a paragraph explaining the reasons for your selection of examples.

If you would like to discuss your examples or suggest another format for your portfolio please arrange a meeting with me.

Portfolio 2:

documenting and analysing material related to the weekly practical workshop exploration of plays/entertainments.

The emphasis of this portfolio is on practical exploration of material based on performance elements in medieval and Tudor England.

Identify up to 5 pieces of evidence that have helped us to develop our understanding of the performance of medieval and Tudor plays and/or playing places in England. You must include details of where you found each of your examples as well as any secondary reading that has helped you to understand and interpret each source. This information could be on the relevant page within the portfolio or on the final page of the complete portfolio.

Try using the same format as suggested above for Portfolio 1.

You might focus on styles of playing or on clues found in several short extracts from scripts or scenarios. You could include the extract(s) on one page and your analysis on the facing page. You might want to draw on practical exercises and improvisations used in the workshops. Again it will be important to explain the practical exercise on one page and to analyse what you learned from it on a facing page.

Again, on an opening page it would be good to have a list of the examples you have selected and why you chose them.

If you would like to discuss your examples or suggest another format for your portfolio please arrange a meeting with either Ellie or me.

Submission Process

If your chosen format for your portfolio does not upload easily to tabula, please still use the e-submission links at the top of this page to confirm your submission.

MS/January 2015