Performing Heightened Text|
This course will be an intensive and active investigation of a variety of plays that call for a heightened, nonnaturalistic acting approach. Beginning with monologues and scene studies and culminating in a group performance, students will examine the physical, vocal, and analytical demands of performing the works of writers who have explored and expanded form and language. The working texts will be drawn from a wide range of playwrights, including Sophocles, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Aphra Behn, Molière, Sophie Treadwell, Beckett, Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Sarah Kane, and Suzan-Lori Parks.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: THEA245 AND THEA285
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Reading varies from semester to semester and will include plays chosen from the following: Sophocles, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Aphra Behn, Molière, Sophie Treadwell, Samuel Beckett, Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Sarah Kane.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Exercises and scenes to be presented in class, plus a final performance.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This advanced acting class will require substantial rehearsal time outside of class. Admission by audition. Request a POI to be contacted with audition information. Open to Juniors and Seniors only, with Acting I and Acting II encouraged as pre-requisites.
|Instructor(s): Jaffe,David B. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; ...W... 04:00PM-05:30PM; Location: FAYERW; FAYERW; |
|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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