|Semester and Year||SP 2013|
|Time||3:30 PM - 6:10 PM|
Previous coursework in acting and/or Shakespeare strongly recommended.
In this course we continue to build on the basic foundation of Shakespearean text analysis for actors through in-depth scene study of Hamlet . Students 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. We also consider the play in its historical context as well as how contemporary productions and film adaptations interpret the play. The course culminates 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 and classroom work also include selections from the play's source material as well as critical essays.
Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)