Fundamentals of Acting

DRAMA 2401

This course offers an opportunity to investigate the nature of the theater by way of performance. Students study a variety of theatrical texts in the most direct and experiential way: by acting in them. The course is designed for those who want to understand the interpretive work of the actor. Students are introduced to the practical work of building a character for the stage, and they also gain an understanding of how dramatic texts work both on the page and on the stage. Textual analysis, movement work and vocal production skills are developed using monologues, scene work and exercises. These skills should also provide significant benefits outside of the confines of the class itself, in the professional and personal lives of the students taking this course. No previous training or experience necessary.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM