French and Francophone Theater in Performance|
This course offers students the opportunity to put their language skills in motion by discovering French and Francophone theater in general, and acting in French in particular. This transhistorical course will introduce students to acting techniques while allowing them to discover the richness of the French and Francophone dramatic repertoires. A particular emphasis will be placed on improving students' oral skills through pronunciation and diction exercises. The course will culminate in the performance of the students' work at the end of the semester. Based on the "cours d'interprétation," and offered exclusively in French, this course gives French language students a chance to improve language skills and discover the art of acting.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Molière, LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
Pierre Marivaux, ILE DES ESCLAVES
Eugène Ionesco, LA CANTATRICE CHAUVE
Mohamed Kacimi, TERRE SAINTE
Marguerite Duras, SAVANNAH BAY
Weekly readings in the course packet will focus on French and Francophone playwrights, and the scenes that we will perform. Additionally, we will read five plays.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short papers and one final exam. The short papers will be reviews and analysis of plays with an emphasis on the acting techniques as we will come to discover and understand them this semester. The course will culminate in the performance of the students¿ work at the end of the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course will be divided intro two components: two class sessions, and one weekly private one-hour rehearsal. Students are required to attend an extra one-hour rehearsal each week. Students will be graded on their active class participation, their progress and artistic growth, their performance and scene study work, and on their writing assignments.
While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an introductory course intended for students who have just completed FREN 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French.
|Instructor(s): Meere,Michael Times: .M.W.F. 02:40PM-03:30PM; Location: FISK414; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 9||FR: 5|
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