Course Title: Theater I & IICourse Description:
- Artists communicate sensibility and meaning through visual & performing arts.
- Artists manipulate their medium(s) to construct meaning.
- An artist's ability to listen and interpret affects his or her ability to understand the art form.
- A level of proficiency is necessary to communicate an artist's intent.
- An artist's use of skills and techniques is a continual, repetitive learning process.
- Artists present finished products or performance.
- The critique process can lead to heightened awareness of aesthetics.
- Critiques promote the use of art vocabulary.
The critique process is a valuable analysis of what takes place intuitively.
Academic Vocabulary:Proscenium, Thrust, Projection, Characterization, Physicality, Blocking, Analysis, Constructive Feedback, Stage Positions/Directions, Blocking, Set, Lighting, Costumes, CheatTopics of Study:Improvisation, Duet Acting Scenes, Monologue, Directing, Play Selection, Auditions, Casting, Text Analysis, Vocal techniques.
- How does rehearsal influence an actor's performance?
- How does critique inspire the creative process?
- How do the elements of characterization affect an actor's interpretation?
- How do technical elements affect the outcome of a scene or production?
- How does history influence an actor's analysis of a piece of text or character?
- How do the voice and the body shape an actor's portrayal of character?