THEA 306 Fall 2012 Acting III: Variable Topics Acting Studio: Physical Theatre

This course for advanced students of acting will focus on particular aspects of performance as determined by the instructor in each semester in which the course is taught. Topics may include acting in verse drama, movement for the actor, voice, performing Shakespeare, aspects of physical theatre, non-realist acting, etc. The course will be taught by members of the Theatre faculty and/or Guest Artists, and may be repeated by students as instructors and topics change. Texts and reading assignments will vary depending on each semester's focus. This semester Theatre 306 will focus on processes of Physical Theatre. The class is open to students interested in developing their ability in communication through the art of body language. Assigned research, analysis, discussions, and improvised exercises on stage will give us the opportunity to expand our understanding of physical vocabulary and will help us to express our intentions by evocative behavior. Based on various theatre techniques, including Grotoski's and Suzuki's, this course will hone artistic skills for performance and improve students' confidence in their interactions with other people.
Class Format: studio
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on committed participation in class, and preparation and performance of assigned material
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Prerequisites: permission of the instructor
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 14
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 1551
THEA306-01(F) STU Acting III Division 1: Languages and the Arts Omar A. Sangare
MWF 11:00 AM-12:15 PM 62CtrThea&Dance Directing Stud 1551
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