Spring 2023

Scene Study: Theatricality and Ensemble

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-235

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Ron Bashford (Section 01)

Description

This is an intermediate course in acting that focuses on applying and integrating technique, dramaturgical research, and ensemble playing skills to realized interpretations of scenes, with an emphasis on achieving dynamicly theatrical results. Students will undertake a progression of increasingly challenging scene studies while building skills in physical and speaking expressive capabilities to explore the musicality and power of acting for the stage. In addition to character portrayal, the focus of studio and rehearsal work will be on the evocation of dramatic metaphor through the development of shared interpretation and ensemble play. Material for study will include both older poetic texts and those that explore issues of contemporary cultural relevance. Requisite: THDA 113, or consent of the instructor.

Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Bashford.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference to sophomore and junior majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: an emphasis on artistic practice, improvisation, rehearsals and performance, group collaborations, movement, speaking, physical technique, and visual and aural analysis, written responses to relevant prompts.

Offerings

2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023