THE 394 - SpTp:Adv Acting:Contmp Styles

Building on the skills and ideas in Introduction to Acting, this course offers a deeper look at acting styles in the 20th and 21st century. Students will delve into the art and craft of a range of plays, including naturalistic, "kitchen sink dramas" (such as Arthur Miller and Clifford Odets), poetic lyricism (Tennessee Williams) and works that explore silence and overlapping dialogue (such as Annie Baker and Caryl Churchill). Though text analysis, period research, and on-their-feet monologues and scenes, students will hone their abilities to use language and movement to convey character and conflict in powerful and exciting ways onstage. This will be useful for public speaking, presentation skills, and general confidence presenting information to groups.
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