|Semester and Year||SP 2011|
|Time||9:30 AM - 12:15 PM|
Prerequisite K40.1019 or equivalent. Permission of the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) required for all others.
In this course we will continue to build on the basic foundation of Shakespearean text analysis for actors through in-depth scene study of one or two of the histories. Students will work on a variety of scenes and consider the particular challenges of preparing and staging 2-person, 3-person as well and large crowd scenes in addition to monologues. Since we will be focusing on one or two works, we will also consider the works in their historical context as well as how they might inform the present. The course will culminate in a workshop presentation of scenes from the play(s). This course is intended for students with a prior background in acting and Shakespeare. It assumes a basic knowledge of Shakespearean text analysis from an actor’s point of view (an understanding of how rhythm, scansion, punctuation, operative words, etc. inform the possibilities of meaning). Readings include Shakespeare, Richard II, Henry IV Part. 1 & 2, and Henry V ; and Cecily Berry, Other: The Actor and the Text.
Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)