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THTR 2031 - Intermediate Acting

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course expands and deepens the work of the student actor. Physical and vocal exercises continue to expand the student actor’s technique. Contemporary and classical plays are explored and used for performing. Singer/actors also have the option to work on a musical theatre piece. Students study at least one stage dialect while preparing scenes and monologues. Audition techniques are also taught as part of the course.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): THTR 1031  or consent of instructor.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: THTR 1020 .

Major Content
  1. Cues for Emotion, Movement, Body Energy in Word Choice, Consonants and Vowels
  2. Marking Units (Beats) and Determining Objectives
  3. Musical Theatre Technique
  4. Orchestrating the Scene or Monologue
  5. Playing Within A Style
  6. Playing Beats and Objectives
  7. Presentation Techniques and Focus
  8. Resumés, Head Shots, Audition Ettiquette
  9. Scansion/Rhythm in Elizabethan Verse
  10. Shakespeare A Dream of Passion
  11. Shakespeares Contrasts¿Antithesis
  12. Shakespeares Imagery Tasting Language
  13. Spheres of Attention
  14. Stanislavsky
  15. The Creative State

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. determine appropriate character objectives
  2. define acting vocabulary in written and oral work,
  3. apply acting vocabulary in written and oral work
  4. mark a text for beats
  5. create characters with insight, emotional commitment, integrity and impact.
  6. create the environment of a play using non verbal means,
  7. orchestrate a monologue with appropriate vocal dynamics and movement
  8. present a successful audition
  9. scan the work of Shakespeare for vocal performance


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