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Solo Performance
THEA 286
Fall 2007 not offered

This advanced acting course introduces students to the research, writing, and performance techniques of world-class solo performers like Anna Deavere Smith, the African American MacArthur Fellow, whose works cut across the boundaries of history, sociology, and theater; and Dario Fo, the actor, playwright, and Nobel laureate who complements his verbal virtuosity with cinematic techniques of gestural montage. After learning to dramaturgically analyze and perform the techniques of master solo performance artists, each student will create his/her own solo performance piece based on research into primary historical sources (diaries, letters, memoris, autobiographies, etc.). It is suggested that students come to the first class with a subject for a final project that they would be interested in researching and performing. Subjects can be contemporary artists, writers, politicians, or public figures as well as individuals from periods of history that are of particular interest to the student. This course is restricted to seniors, and possibly some juniors, who have already taken at least one acting course.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: PerformanceGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: THEA245
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)

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