THTR 310

The Actor and the Classical Repertoire

This language-based acting approach is designed to give contemporary actors the tools for performing in classic plays by Shakespeare and other pre-twentieth century playwrights. Students study integration of language and the body, voice exercises, actor-oriented text analysis, scansion, rhetoric, and cold-reading techniques for verse: all of which are also useful for acting modern plays. Exercises include focused work on auditioning, period movement, and stage combat. Students must also register for the THTR 310 lab.

Prerequisites: THTR 215