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Introduction to Acting 2 (THTR 2105)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This is a performance course to expand your knowledge of the human condition and human cultures as they relate to acting and to help you analyze and interpret characters in a play. You will perform in several scenes and respond critically to working collaboratively with student directors. Topics covered include stage movement, problem-solving as it relates to character development, performance anxiety, analysis and interpretation of character, and interpretative performances.

Topical Outline:
1. Advanced study of contemporary acting theory
2. Analysis and interpretation of characters in rehearsal and performance
3. Script analysis of text to reveal the emotional sub-text
4. Stage movement and improvisation as it relates to character development
5. Knowledge of the human condition and cultures for performance
6. Interpretive performances from selected dramatic literature across cultures, races, and ethnicities

Learning Outcomes:
1. Interpret play texts in scenes from dramatic and comic play sources
2. Analyze characters in the development of interpretive performances
3. Articulate both oral and written responses to plays in performance
4. Use stage movement and improvisation techniques as rehearsal tools
5. Demonstrate working knowledge of stage terminology and the communication language of rehearsal

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

MnTC: Goal 6