French and Francophone Theater in Performance|
This course offers students the opportunity to put their language skills in motion by discovering French and Francophone theater in general, and acting in French in particular. This transhistorical course will introduce students to acting techniques while allowing them to discover the richness of the French and Francophone dramatic repertoires. Particular emphasis will be placed on improving students' oral skills through pronunciation and diction exercises. The course will culminate in the performance of the students' work at the end of the semester. Based on the "cours d'interprétation," and offered exclusively in French, this course gives French language students a chance to improve language skills and discover the art of acting.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The plays studied and performed will change each semester. Nonetheless, we will be sure to cover a range of places and times, including the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia, from the Middle Ages to today.
|Examination and Assignments: |
A reading report for each individual play studied and two short papers. The course will culminate in the performance of students' work at the end of the semester. Alternative arrangements will be made for students who do not wish to perform in public.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course will be divided intro two components: in the first 2/3 students will read, discuss, and analyze the selected plays; in the last 1/3, students will prepare the final performance. Students will be required to attend extra rehearsals, sometimes on weekends, especially toward the end of the semester. Students will be graded on their active class participation, their progress and artistic growth, their performance and scene study work, and on their writing assignments.
While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an introductory course intended for students who have just completed FREN 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. This course can be repeated for credit as the texts will change each semester.
|Instructor(s): Meere,Michael Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK414; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 2||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 7||FR: 5|