THE 113 : Scene Study
Designed to prepare the actor to work with the actual text of a play. Scenes will be analyzed from the actor's point of view for meaning and interpretation, character development, physical choices, emotional preparation, and clarity of performance. Students will work together in rehearsing scenes outside of class and scenes will be performed in class. THE 101 and THE 112 recommended, but not required. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Human Expression.
Students will be able to: 1. Create a three-dimensional physical space that supports the needs of the performance. 2. React spontaneously to the other actor in the scene, paying attention to verbal and non-verbal messages. 3. Create the overall behavior of the character and speak the text of the play clearly, appropriately, and with motivation. 4. Follow the moment-to-moment reality of the actions, beats, and objectives in a scene. 5. Research the world of the play using a variety of materials to create authenticity in performance. 6. Evaluate, interpret and critique a theatre production’s central theme from rehearsal to performance.