This course is designed to explore the actor's instrument--specifically, the vocal, physical, and imaginative tools necessary for the creative work of the actor. Students will examine the creative process practically and theoretically, through theater games, exercises, improvisation, and text work. The course explores a variety of traditional and contemporary approaches to acting, covering techniques rooted in the works of Konstantin Stanislavsky and those developed in response to his theories.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jerry Moss, THE INTENT TO LIVE
|Examination and Assignments: |
Scenes, monologues, exercises, journal, one major paper/presentation and a final group presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Admission is by audition/interview. Admission to studio courses in theater is at the discretion of individual faculty instructors who take into account estimated talent, experience, and the need to form balanced and effective working ensembles. To sign up for auditions, you must request a POI during the planning period. You will be contacted about specific audition times. Students will be required to present a 2 minute monologue from the play of their choice -- fully memorized. This course is a prerequisite for Acting II and higher-level acting courses, and for Directing I and II.
Students are advised to submit a POI request for all available sections.
|Instructor(s): Swedberg,Anne Kristin Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: FAYERW; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|