RCHUMS 282 - Drama Interpretation I: Actor and Text
Section: 001 Image of the American Family
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Course Note:
The dramatic text is studied from the actor's perspective as a script which communicates verbal and gestic cues by means of written dialogue. The course focuses upon the manner in which this is done, and upon methods of translating these written cues into appropriate human behavior. Attention is given to theories and criticism of performance techniques, and to specific acting problems presented by differing styles and genres.
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
CE
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this four credit drama course students will explore major American plays of the 20th century through the process of text analysis through performance. We will work on plays by major writers such as Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, Sam Shepard and Tony Kushner. For each play we will discuss dramaturgical background, script and character analysis and put scenes on their feet for constructive critique. Written assignments will center on a journal which will include a series of actor's explorations of motivations and actions. Students will also be responsible for writing critiques of two productions. The course culminates in a public performance of a cutting of a major play, most likely Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" in the Keene Theater.

RCHUMS 282 - Drama Interpretation I: Actor and Text
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
30137
Open
9
9RC Ugrd
-
MW 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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