THTR T320 Sec. 4144-4145 Burgun

Acting 3

Section 4144 MWF 2:30-4:15p Burgun

Section 4145 MWF 2:30-4:15 McFadden

Prerequisites: THTR T220 and recommendation of T220 instructor. Recommended: T325 (Voice) and T370 (Theatre History)

Course Goals:

Development of acting abilities, skills, and techniques as applied to the work of William Shakespeare.
Deepened appreciation and detailed understanding of Shakespeare and his plays.
Exploration of verse drama and the use of heightened language on the stage.
Exploration of heightened realities of character and situation.
This course will be taught through a series of performances, focused primarily on scene work, culminating in final presentations, supplemented by exercise work, lecture, dramatic analysis, and journal writing.

Your will be expected to read and be conversant with the facts of the following plays:
A Midsummer Night's Dream; Much Ado About Nothing; Twelfth Night; Macbeth; Hamlet; King Lear
You will be expected ro read all of the sonnets and the General Introduction in The Riverside Shakespeare.
The Riverside Shakespeare
ASSIGNMENTS: (1) A thorough and neatly organized acting journal; (2) Preparation of one monologue and 2 scenes including a minimum of 15 hours of out-of-class rehearsal for each.
EXAMS: One written final exam.