THTR T120

Acting I

3 cr. hrs.

This course offers:
*an introduction to basic physical, vocal, and imaginative skills for the beginning actor
*a constant demonstration of the cooperative process of acting
*an introduction to evaluating effective acting choices by attendance at IU Theatre productions
*learning to play an action.
TEXTS:
Robert Cohen: Acting One
David Mamet: Goldberg Street
Book of Acting Scenes - TBA
Supplemental reading
REQUIREMENTS:
PAPERS: two Actor Response papers based on viewing of IU Theatre performances
EXAMS: Mid-term and Final Scene and Analysis
OTHER: Preparation and presentation of two major scenes: one from Goldberg Street and the other from a contemporary American play. These require rehearsal outside of class.

Regular attendance, punctuality, and active participation are vitally important for success in this course.

Sec. 4161 MW 8:30a-10:15a
Sec. 4162 MW 12:30p-2:15p (This section structured for students of Afro-American Studies)
Sec. 4163 MW 2:30p-4:15p
Sec. 4164 MW 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4165 MW 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4166 MW 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4167 TR 8:30a-10:15a
Sec. 4168 TR 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4169 TR 8:30a-10:15a
Sec. 4170 TR 10:30a-12:15p
Sec. 4171 MW 2:30p-4:15p
Sec. 4172 TR 2:30p-4:15p
Sec. 4173 TR 2:30p-4:15p (This section open to Theatre Majors only.)
Sec. 4174 TR 2:30p-4:15p
Sec. 4175 TR 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4176 TR 4:30p-6:15p