Course Description

PLAYING SHAKESPEARE – DRAM 331

FALL SEMESTER – 2012

CHICK REID

This course is an introduction to playing Shakespeare.  We will explore Shakespeare’s language clues that bring the text to life, and allow the actor to communicate a character’s thoughts, wants, physical and emotional states to an audience.

Objectives:

- through play reading, exercises, monologue and scene study the students will:

- demonstrate that they have an understanding of verse and prose

- develop listening skills

- develop movement skills to connect mind and body through speech

- use the text to define character

- use the text to define emotional state of character

- use the text to define objectives

- use the text to define situation

- choose, examine, explore and learn one monologue for presentation

- examine, explore and present one assigned scene study

EVALUATION:

Participation:  60%

Monologue:    20%

Duologue:       20%

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