DRMA 253 Acting Individual Scene Study • 5 Cr.
Examines scenes from Elizabethan, 17th-, and 18th-century theater. Students rehearse and perform selected scenes in class. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and/or audition.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- This is the thrird quarter in the series for the advanced student actors.
- This class will enable the advanced student actor to understand, interpret and analyze a script, scene and role in order to take that character from the printed page to the theatrical stage.
- Theywill work on their ability to intellectually confront a script with the tools of research, analysis and conceptual thinking.
- Work on thier knowledge of your character’s objective as the center of the acting process.
- Work on their capacity to imagine within the given circumstances of the script as well as beyond them. They will strive to always “live truthfully in imaginary circumstances.”
- Work on the physicality needed to render and project a character physically varied from their own. They will also work on the physicality needed to keep healthy in an atmosphere of intense physical, mental and emotional work.
- Learn to honor both interpretation as well as creation.
- Focus on “externals” this quarter- the use of dialect, props, costumes and “style” choices that will help them investigate and inhabit their character.