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. 4121 MW 8:30a-10:15a
Sec. 4122 MW 12:30-2:15p (Above section structured for students of Afro-Amer. Studies)
Sec. 4123 MW 2:30-4:15p
Sec. 4124 MW 4:00-5:45p
Sec. 4125 MW 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4126 MW 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4127 TR 8:30a-10:15a
Sec. 4128 TR 8:30a-10:15a
Sec. 4129 TR 10:30p-12:15p
Sec. 4130 TR 12:30p-2:15p
Sec. 4131 TR 2:30p-4:15p
Sec. 4132 TR 2:30p-4:15p (Above section open to COAS theatre majors only. Other theatre majors see undergraduate advisor in TH 230 for authorization.)
Sec. 4133 TR 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4134 TR 4:30p-6:15p
Sec. 4135 TR 4:30p-6:15p Two more sections to be added 10/1/00.