University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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THTR 468 - Shakespeare & Heightened Reality: Acting V

(3 units)
Classical text with emphasis on Shakespeare. Actors explore scansion, phrasing, and vocal expansiveness through scene and monologue work.

Prerequisite(s): THTR 105 ; THTR 251 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate, by means of several performances, verbal felicity with heightened texts. Specific attention will be given to articulation, projection, rhyme, and communicating meaning through phrasing and timing applied to verse.
2. demonstrate, by means of several performances, physical attributes associated with heightened stage realities. Specific attention will be given to posture, poise and posing, stillness, gesture selectivity, curtsies and bows, and the impact of dress on movement.
3. demonstrate, by means of in-class exercises, knowledge of effective script analysis including: the contrasting demands of prose and verse, scansion of iambic pentameter, and how punctuation impacts performance.
4. construct character from the rhythms and images of formal verse with less emphasis on psychology.
5. employ character action and intentions; now via heightened text.


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