THTR 310

The Actor and the Classical Repertoire

In this advanced acting course, students must engage in rigorous text analysis, rehearsal, and performance of a variety of classical texts including the Greeks, French comedies, and Shakespeare. In the weekly lab, students train in Lecoq-based movement exercises, commedia mask work, voice, and stage combat. In doing so, students practice integration of language with the body and breath with thought. By acquiring skills in scansion, rhetoric, period movement, and vocal release, students develop tools for making engaging and honest acting choices with rich texts. Participation includes extensive scene work and rigorous physical and vocal activity. Students must also register for the THTR 310 lab.

Prerequisites: THTR 215