THEA 205
The Actor's Instrument
Last Offered Spring 2017
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

Building on the Stanislavski-based imagination and characterization skills cultivated in Acting I, this course will focus on developing the actor’s physical instrument, ensemble awareness and composition skills to stage scenes from plays that use highly poetic language. The physical regimen will combine the six core disciplines of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training with elements of Hatha Yoga, Barba’s “Danza del Viento”, rudimentary Viewpoints, vocal exercises based on the resonator work of Meredith Monk and Roy Hart, Alexander Technique and Skinner-based speech drills. As the poetic body and awareness of each other expands, students will work individually and in groups to apply their newfound physicality and perceptions to Shakespearean texts with progressively more time dedicated to composition work, monologues and scenes as the course progresses.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 14
Expected: 14
Class#: 3786
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance (40%), degree of committed participation, preparation in exercises and performance (40%), process writing (midterm and final) (20%)
Prerequisites: THEA 101, 102, THEA 103 or permission of the department
Enrollment Preferences: students intending to major in Theatre
Materials/Lab Fee: materials fee of $30 to be added to the student's term bill
Distributions: Division I

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