Theatre and Drama | Acting IV: Realism
T420 | 4641 | Jensen
Prerequisites: THTR T320 Instructor Recommendation.
MAY BE TAKEN FOR GRADUATE CREDIT.
This course is concerned with how the actor works with the concept of
ensemble acting. Major emphasis is on moment to moment action, as
well as on detailed character analysis. Students study and perform
characters in realistic scenes from Chekhov, Strindberg, Ibsen, and
American playwrights (1945 to the present). We will also read and
discuss the different approaches to realistic acting as developed by
such acting theorists as Stanislavsky, Boleslavsky,
Cole and Chinoy, eds. Actors on Acting, Crown Publishers.
Chekhov. Plays, Penguin.
Strindberg. Six Plays, Doubleday Anchor.
Ibsen. Eight Plays, Modern Library.
ASSIGNMENTS: One paper on character action/intention analysis.
EXAMS: One covering all reading material.
OTHER: Four scenes.