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THE 251 - Acting: Shakespeare and Classical Literature

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Performance-oriented class focuses on the practice and theory of pre-realistic styles of acting, and Shakespeare through the use of verse and prose. Includes the performance and analysis of Farce, Restoration Comedy, Shakespeare and presentation of a Sonnet.

Prerequisite(s): THE 149  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define (and scan in the case of iambic pentameter) the text of classical verse and prose. 
  2. Explain how to use Shakespeare’s lexicon for the purpose of defining words specific to a given line.
  3. Demonstrate an informed execution of classical text (Shakespeare, Moliere and Restoration Comedy).
  4. Demonstrate the use of physical gestures and nuances required for classical texts. 

  1. Introductions and Review of Character Analysis, Scene Breakdown, Archetype, and Status
  2. Introduction to Farce
    1. Moliere
    2. Behn
  3. Introduction to Restoration Comedy
    1. Congreve
    2. Wycherley
  4. In Class Rehearsal Conferences
  5. Scene Presentations from Farce and Restoration Comedy
  6. Introduction to Shakespeare
  7. Presentation of a Sonnet
  8. Scene Presentation from Shakespeare

Effective Term:
Fall 2016