Theatre for Personality Development

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSBP1BB0142

Course Description:The course ‘Theatre for Personality Development’ will try to develop the personality of the students by reading, discussing, and performing dramatic scenes from different plays.

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Instill greater confidence
  • Become more effective as a human being
  • Appreciate strengths and weaknesses of characters across different plays
  • Enhance team building skills of the participants

After the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their ability to communicate with confidence and purpose.
  • Demonstrate their ability to integrate dramatic strategies and soft skills
  • Show competence in gathering, analysing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying of information for the purposes of innovation, inquiry, and creative thinking
  • Consider different points of view to work collaboratively and effectively in pursuit of a shared purpose or goal.

The entire course will be based on theatre exercises, using theatre tools. Participants will get into productions where within deadlines, they will need to create sets, devise props, costumes, characters, and make-up, and perform extraordinary characters.

Assessment Pattern (Tentative)


Reflection Assignment on Exercises


First Play Analysis


Second Play Analysis


First Play Performance


Second Play Performance


Suggested Readings (Tentative)

  • Furnham, A., &Petrova, E. (2010).Body language in business: Decoding the signals. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shakespeare, W. (1966).Complete Works. Ed. with a Glossary by WJ Craig.(Repr.). Oxford University Press VIII.
  • Shaw, G. (1960). Plays by George Bernard Shaw: Man and Superman, Arms and the Man, Mrs.J.Henry Warren’s Profession, Candida. New York: The New American Library of World Literature Inc.
  • Karnad, G. R. (1994). Three Plays: Nāga-Mandala, Hayavadana, Tughlaq. Oxford University Press, USA.
  • Steinbeck, J. (1963). Of Mice and Men. New York: Bantam Books.
  • Whitney, J. O., & Packer, T. (2002).Power plays: Shakespeare's lessons in leadership and management. Simon and Schuster.
  • R. J. (2002). Using the arts to acquire and enhance management skills. Journal of Management Education, 26(5), 574-585.
  • Stevenson, W. B. (1996). A Muse of Fire or a Winter of Discontent? Teaching Shakespeare in the Leadership Course.Journal of Management Education, 20(1), 39–47.
  • Garaventa, E. (1998). Shakespeare’s Henry V: Fifteenth Century Monarch, Twentieth Century Leader. Journal of Leadership Studies, 4(3), 162–171.