THEA 204(F) Interpretation and Performance II

Building on the foundation of Theatre 203, students will develop performance skills in the realist tradition, primarily through intense scene work. Readings will include selections by Stanislavsky, Meisner, Adler, or similar theorists. Improvisation may be used to explore simplicity, clarity of expression, listening, and specificity in the actor's task. Focus on the imagination and creation of character will be emphasized through the scene work. The dramatic literature employed will range from early realist/naturalist classics to contemporary playwriting. Students will reflect critically on their progress through written and oral critiques. Scene work will require extensive preparation outside of class. Prerequisites: Theatre 203. Enrollment limit: 14. This course is a prerequisite for Theatre 306.