This course introduces students to the work of solo performers that include Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Dario Fo, Anna Deaveare Smith, Franca Rame, Roger Guenveur Smith, Lily Tomlin, John Leguizamo, Bill Irwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and others. Using the writing and performance techniques of these artists as a model, students will have the opportunity to create a solo piece that brings to life a single character from history, fiction, or current events (Huey P. Newton, Walt Whitman, Mary Todd Lincoln, Frida Kahlo, etc.).
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (THEA245 AND THEA203) OR (THEA245 AND THEA302) OR (THEA245 AND [THEA280 or AFAM279])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
TWILIGHT by Anna Deveare Smith
MISTERO BUFFO by Dario Fo
|Examination and Assignments: |
Each student will be responsible for memorizing and performing a short solo piece at each class meeting. Final performance projects embodying a contemporary or historical character will be accompanied by an extensive paper analyzing the critical choices made in the selection, editing, and acting of the text.
|Instructor(s): Jenkins,Ronald S. Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TST101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 2||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: 0|