THR 112 - Acting II
This is an intermediate course for those who wish to continue the study of the acting process in greater depth. "Method" and classical approaches are employed for an actor's approach to a role; text and character analysis of various dramatic genres. For a basic foundation, students work with the works of major playwrights including Shakespeare.
Prerequisite: THR 111 Introduction to Acting or consent of Instructor by audition
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Be proficient in the skills of relaxation/concentration/observation/improvisation/imagination.
2. Practice voice and movement exercises to help develop their physical "instrument."
3. Analyze and write about the elements of dramatic material such as character, objectives, physical and emotional circumstances and actions.
4. Identify and write about acting theory as it developed over time including the methods, directors, actors and teachers involved.
5. Perform, recite and interpret the heightened language of Shakespeare.
6. Create a life for a character from dramatic literature.
7. Discuss and write about the development and history of the acting profession.
8. Employ a basic knowledge of the "business" of acting.
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