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This one-semester course focuses on the art of acting. We will read plays from a variety of genres, such as the Neil Simon classic comedy The Odd Couple, the great American tragedy Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Angels in America by Tony Kushner, and at least one of Shakespeare’s plays. Students need not have acting experience, but must be willing to participate each day and to take emotional risks. We will also schedule several trips to the theater – but please do not take this class if your main goal is to see free Broadway shows.
Written assignments will include character analyses, play reviews, and critiques of classmates’ performances. You will be required to fully memorize and perform two or three scenes of approximately twelve minutes apiece. After receiving feedback, you will perform the scenes again, expanding your characterization and add more depth to your performances.
To enroll in the class students must have at least an 85% English average. Excellent attendance is mandatory, as is the ability to work collaboratively and supportively with classmates.
The goals of the class include instilling a genuine love of performance, fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of acting, and inspiring every student to make the theater a part of their future.
Grades will be based on:
Scene performances/improvement 40%
Papers, character analyses, reviews, critiques 35 %
Class participation, effort, citizenship 25%
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