TA 110: Advanced Acting, Voice, and Movement Techniques

12th Night directed by Kathleen Normington Fall 2010

Time: Tuesday Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Location: HGH 103


Advanced Acting, Voice, and Movement Techniques builds on the actor’s developing skills acquired in Intermediate Acting with a focus on accessing classic texts through more complex voice, movement, and textual analysis techniques. The characters from a range of classical texts are driven by goals just as those from contemporary plays; however, they require a distinct vocal and physical approach. Students will be introduced to a variety of master teachers including Anne Bogart, Kristin Linklater, Edith Skinner, and John Barton.  Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet and apply this knowledge to dialects of English in scene work. Movement exercises and performances will help the actor physicalize character as well as achieve the specific style needed to perform the plays of Shakespeare, Coward, Congreve, Behn, Sheridan, and Moliere.

TA 110 Green Sheet Fall 2011