PERF 180 Approaches to Acting: (subtitle)

This course introduces students to various approaches to acting for the stage. The class will consider theoretical underpinnings of the technique studied, as well as engage students in the practice of the technique in order to acquire a fundamental ability and understanding of how to apply it to a given performance text or situation. Students will be expected to read primary sources on the approach(es) studied as well as participate in exercises in class and on their own to develop their abilities. Approaches to acting that may be engaged include: Meisner Technique, Chekhov Technique, Mask Work, Viewpoints, The Classics, Scene Analysis, and Commedia dell'arte. All versions of the class are designed to enable students to be confident in having a way into the acting process whether they are working with original or scripted material.



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