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. 4764 MTWR 9:15a-10:20a
Sec. 4765 MTWR 12:30p-1:35p
Sec. 4766 Daily 10:30a-11:20a