Course Description for Acting II
Prerequisite: TPP 2100 or permission of instructor
This is an advanced course in acting that builds on skills learned in Acting I. Students gain a working knowledge of the analysis, rehearsal, and performance techniques associated with particular acting methods or styles. Different semesters focus on different styles depending on the semester's production schedule. Acting methods and styles include techniques associated with works in Realism and the American "Method" as practiced by Adler, Meisner, and Hagen; techniques associated with analysis and performance of the classical verse drama of Shakespeare and Moliere; techniques associated with Commedia, Expressionism, and Brechtian theater; techniques associated with more physically based systems such as Alexander and Suzuki. Students will read dramatic texts and theory. A commitment to substantial scene rehearsal is required. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.