Spring 2018





Introduction to Acting

Term: 
Spring 2018
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
THEATER ARTS (THAR)
Course Number: 
THAR 120 601
Schedule: 
Tuesday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Instructor: 

MALAGUE, ROSEMARY

Secondary Program: 
Young Scholars Program
Course Note: 
Required of all Theatre Arts Majors
Course Description: 

Rooted in the system devised by Constantine Stanislavsky, but incorporating a wide variety of approaches, including improvisation, this courtesies students step by step through the practical work an actor must do to live and behave truthfully on-stage. Beginning with relaxation and physical exercise, interactive games, and ensemble building, students then learn and put into practice basic acting techniques, including sensory work, the principles of action, objectives, given circumstances, etc. The semester culminates in the performance of a scene or scenes, most often from a play from the Realist tradition. This course strongly stresses a commitment to actor work and responsibility to one's fellow actors. Practical work is supplemented by readings from Stanislavsky and a variety of other acting theorists that may include Uta Hagen, Robert Cohen, Stella Adler, among others. Students are required to submit short essays over the course of the semester in response to the readings and in preparation for their final scene project.