THTR T423 Sec. 4157 M. McGibbon

Acting 5

10:30a-12:15p MWF 3 cr. hr. Prerequisites: THTR T420 Instructor recommendation. May be taken for graduate credit. Course Objectives: 1. Approaches to acting in styles from Post Shakespearean Drama (1650-1800), Naturalism (1800-1900) and the modern Age (1900-2000). 2. A particular emphasis on language, movement and manners and how they create social and behavioral necessity of Style. 3. An introduction to the playing of comedy and farce. 4. The research of period and modern resources (art, music, film, literature, etc.) As a means of making the plays come alive for the actor. Texts will include: The Servant of Two Masers, Tartuffe, Restoration and Eighteenth Century Comedy, Pygmalion, The Importance of Being Earnest, Charley's Aunt, Private Lives, Black Comedy, What the Butler Saw, and a new American play to be announced. One term project and one final exam.