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DRAMA 351 A: Intermediate Acting-Scene Study

Meeting Time: 
MWF 9:30am - 11:20am
HUT 208

Additional Details:

In this course students will work with material from contemporary plays. There will be an emphasis on developing a consistent creative practice with the aim of gaining greater access to the artist’s imagination and instincts. An important course goal and learning outcome will be a stronger focus of attention within the fictional reality and a depth of insight into text and dramatic action with heightened organic responsivity. The work in the course will center around four primary concerns: accessibility and sensitivity to fictional realities, personal creative freedom and expression as a commitment, replacing any and all concerns about impressing, showing or indicating with a clarity of purpose and process, and lastly the development of a professional work ethic. The course will offer each student the opportunity to practice, to experiment, and to explore his/her creative potential through intensive scene study, improvisation, lectures and discussion.

Catalog Description: 
Actor-training methodologies of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Michael Chekov, and other physically-based approaches. Increases understanding of psychological motivation, concentration, focus of attention, clarity of physical expressiveness. Perform three scenes. Prerequisite: DRAMA 252; one of DRAMA 210, DRAMA 211, DRAMA 212, or DRAMA 213; one of DRAMA 290, DRAMA 291, or DRAMA 292.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 12:45pm