Performing Writing - EN52036

Quick Facts

  • Postgraduate
  • 40 Credits
  • Semester 2
  • English - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 100%
  • Not running in 2016/7

Module Details

The aim of the module is to afford students enrolled on the Theatre Studies and Creative Writing masters degrees the opportunity to work with an established playwright towards the creation of a play, or portion of a script, that can be assessed, and, by the end of the module, presented.

This will give potential playwrights experience of working with an experienced writer, as well as actors and directors in a real theatre, gaining practical experience of the process of taking a play from the script to the stage.


Dr James Stewart


  • Creative manuscript – written to finished standard (60%)
  • Reflective essay – referencing skills learned and information gained by working closely with Dundee Rep Theatre (20%)
  • Report on 'performance' of work at Dundee Rep Theatre (20%)


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Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Show awareness of a variety of methods open to the playwright and how these relate to the 'finished' product (the performance)
  • Articulate independent critical, creative and reflective responses to playwriting
  • Produce a creative manuscript and oversee the performance of a portion of it