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Masks, Physical Comedy, and Commedia Dell'Arte: Advanced Acting
THEA 314
Fall 2007 not offered

This course gives student actors the opportunity to investigate the traditions of masked performance and physical comedy techniques that can be applied to stylized genres of theater from ancient Greek drama and Moliere to Commedia Dell'Arte and the contemporary avant-garde. Archetypal characters will be explored through the use of both Eastern and Western masks with special emphasis on the masks of Bali, which have inspired artists from Antonin Artaud and Peter Brook to Arianne Mnouchkine and Julie Taymour.

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

Last Updated on SEP-25-2023
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