Introduction to Directing|
In this basic experimental studio course, students investigate the role and work of a director. Through practice and discourse, topics to be considered include the director's analysis of text, research, working with actors, blocking, rehearsal procedures, and directorial style.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
David Ball, BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS
Anne Bogart, AND THEN, YOU ACT and A DIRECTOR PERPARES
Damon Kiely, HOW TO READ A PLAY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
You will be graded on exercises and scenes rehearsed outside of the class and presented in class. Written assignments, a short presentation on a "Big Impact Director," and a final Directing Portfolio will support your final presented scene work.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class is a requirement for students who wish to direct for credit or with Theater Department sponsorship. Preference will be given to theater majors. Admission to studio, performance, project and tutorial courses in theater is at the discretion of individual instructors, who take into account estimated talent, experience and the need to form balanced and effective working ensembles. If you are interested in the class, please request POI and send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with answers to the following questions:
1. The summary of your previous theater experience, including both pre-Wesleyan and Wesleyan theater work.
2. What in your theater/non-theater experience, in your opinion, prepares you for taking a directing class?
3. What do you expect from the class and what do you hope to learn?
4. In the future, are you planning to take Directing II and are you considering an Honors Thesis in Directing?
For best consideration, please send your application by 5pm on Friday, April 2, 2021. In some cases, you may be contacted for additional information and/or to schedule an interview. However, if an interview is not requested, it does not mean that you are not considered for the class.
|Instructor(s): Pearl,Katie Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TST001; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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