THAR2212 Acting 2
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Prerequisites: THAR1211 Acting 1, or instructor permission
This course is a sequence course to Acting I THAR 2211/ prerequisite It is expected that the student has a working knowledge of the basics of acting. All work will have practical applications as related to dealing with the skills of the actor. Exercises and discussion of the techniques of emotion, memory, imagination, concentration, character building, scene analysis, and the use of the voice and body are all employed. Continued investigation and skills building on the various theories of acting will be discussed, and with frequent performance and critiques being a part of the course.
Goals and Objectives
This course is intended to expound upon the basic theatre practices of Acting while developing the following:
The student will gain a heightened awareness of themselves as they perform in the acting environment thus becoming more equipped with the techniques and tools for improve their acting and speaking skills.
The student will learn to response to theatrical performances by being able to knowledgeably, critically, and with appreciation articulate that opinion in both verbal and written discourse.
The student will continue to learn how to analyze and interpret written script texts, thereby creating more believable characters.
The student will read and study various monologues and scene script from the classics to contemporary selections.
The student will become equipped to analyze and critique other actor’s performances as well as directorial instruction and the processes of rehearsal.
The student will explore and understand a range of presentational styles.
The student will develop a basic understanding of structure and theme in the context of both performances and dramatic literature through reading a script both critically and visually.
The student will gain an increased confidence in themselves through regular performing opportunities.
Expected learner outcomes:
The student will be able use all the basic tools in a proficient manner.
The student will be able to define and identify all tools and materials associated with the theatre.
The student will be able to understand/facilitate /and ensure safety practices throughout all theatre performance and workspaces.
The student will be able to read/create/build from simple construction drawings
The student will become knowledgeable of all aspects of the workings of the Theatre
Book: The Actor’s Book of Classical Monologues by Stefan Rudnicki