Explores various acting styles that may include Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, French Classical, American Melodrama, Farce, Musical Theater, Artaudian Theatre, and other appropriate styles.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Historical periods
Identify the styles of characterization commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.
- Stylistic theatrical production and design
Identify stylistic influences in a contemporary play to be chosen by the instructor. Identify the major ideological stylistic influences for Western theatre.
- Stylistic acting
Identify the styles of stage speech commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.
Analyze the styles of movement commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.
Apply various advanced physicalization techniques to character creation.
Organize and prepare a theatrical scene representative of the theatrical styles under consideration.
Write character analyses using techniques other than those of Stanislavski.
Apply various concentration and relaxation exercise to acting styles under consideration.
Assessment and Requirements
- Objective tests