Spring 2007 * Five Approaches to Acting (textbook)
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Textbook 2002 Spring: "Actors on Acting"
new: 2003 *
SummaryMain directory: Biomechanics *
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TIMES: 2.00 - 3:20 pm T,R
THEATRE 101 (GREEN ROOM)
OFFICE HOURS: by appointment, T,R
OFFICE PHONE: 474-7754
Continued development of physical, emotional and imaginative awareness. Method Acting and Biomechanics. Text and character analysis, scene and monologue study and presentation. Introduction to improvisation. (Prerequisite: THR121, or permission of the instructor.)
Textbook: ACTORS on ACTING
Recommended: Directing Actors, by Judith Weston (Directing Class -- required textbook)
Grading: Midterm (scene) 20%
Final (scene) 30%
Two Monologues 10% (each) = 20%
Test 1, 2 = 10%, 10%
Tests are on Acting Theory and Terminology (Textbook reading). Scenes: 10 min (2-3 characters) one for Midterm, one for Finals. Journal: min. 3 times a week, 2-3 pp. each time. Scheduled conferences: one before Midterm and one after. Must attend all Theatre UAF productions. Each missed class without a note -- reduced grade.
 1/17 Introduction and Overview. Textbook -- How-To. Resume & Audition portfolio. Monologue -- Text and Performance. (THR121 reviewed). What is Method Acting? Improvisation for Characterization. Physicalization.
 Resume due. Two Monologues (Drama and Comedy) and their structure (Aristotle). Script breakdown: Objectives and Obstacles. You and Your Role/Character. Meyerhold's formula for actors. Chapters. 1-2.
 Drama monologue due. Realism. "Actor's Text": Stage Languages and Audience. Actor's space and Acting areas. Ch. 3-4.
 Acting and Action: System, Method and Biomechanics. Movement: Acting Cycle. Characters and Roles. Inner Conflict and Inner Monologue. Actor's Text = Performance. Ch. 5.
 Review: Situations & Circumstances. Choices. Improv for sitcom. Comedy mode.
 Set: Time-Space construction. Self-Directing: Floor plan. Mise-en-scene.
 Comedy Monologue due. Scenes: breakdown. Research and preparaton. Scene selection for Midterm due.
 Rehearsal Methods: Improvisation for character development. Ch. 10. TEST 1.
 Subtext & Countertext. Character's "History" and Emotional Recall (Method).
 Audition techniques: Cold reading. Dramatic analysis and interpretation.
 "Myself and the Other": group workshop. Improv for Scene development.
 Space and Time exercises. Self-blocking.
 Video project.
2004 & AfterChekhov, Ibsen, Shakespeare
in focus: shows
Notes: The syllabus is updated on weekly basis.
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