TIMES: 5.00 - 6:30 pm T,R
THEATRE 101 (GREEN ROOM)
OFFICE HOURS: 4:00 - 5:00 pm, T,R
OFFICE PHONE: 474-7754
Continued development of physical, emotional and imaginative awareness. Method Acting and Biomechanics. Text and character analysis, scene and monologue study and presentation. Introduction to improvisation. (Prerequisite: THR121, or permission of the instructor.)Textbook: ACTORS on ACTING
Grading: Midterm (scene) 20%
Final (scene) 30%
Two Monologues 10% (each) = 20%
Test 1, 2 = 10%, 10%
Tests are on Acting Theory and Terminology (Textbook reading). Scenes: 10 min (2-3 characters) one for Midterm, one for Finals. Journal: min. 3 times a week, 2-3 pp. each time. Scheduled conferences: one before Midterm and one after. Must attend all Theatre UAF productions. Each missed class without a note -- reduced grade.
 1/15 Introduction and Overview. Textbook -- How-To. Resume & Audition portfolio. Monologue -- Text and Performance. (THR121 reviewed). What is Method Acting? Improvisation for Characterization.
 1/20 Resume due. Two Monologues (Drama and Comedy) and their structure (Aristotle). Script breakdown: Objectives and Obstacles. You and Your Role/Character. Meyerhold's formula for actors. Chapters. 1-2.
 1/22 Drama monologue due. Realism. Actor's text: Stage Languages and Audience. Actor's space and Acting areas. Ch. 3-4.
 1/27 Acting and Action: System, Method and Biomechanics. Movement: Acting Cycle. Characters and Roles. Inner Conflict and Inner Monologue. Actor's text: performance. Ch. 5.
 1/29 Review: Situations & Circumstances. Choices. Improv for sitcom. Comedy mode. Ch. 6-7.
 2/3 Set: Time-Space construction. Self-Directing: Floor plan. Mise-en-scene. Ch. 8.
 2/5 Comedy Monologue due. Scenes: breakdown. Research and preparaton. Scene selection for Midterm due.
 2/10 Rehearsal Methods: Improvisation for character development. Ch. 10. TEST 1.
 2/12 Subtext. Character's "History" and Emotional Recall.
2/14 Friday Film Festival Workshops.
2/15 Sat. Film Screening and Lectures
 2/17 Audition techniques: Cold reading. Dramatic analysis and interpretation. Ch. 9.
 2/19 "Myself and the Other": group workshop. Improv for Scene development. Ch. 11.
 2/24 Space and Time exercises. Self-blocking. Ch. 12.
 2/26 Video 1
SummaryIn Acting Two Class the majority are the majors. and Acting One is a prerequisite.
QuestionsHow to get the students on the same level during the first few weeks?
NotesI found that this class is good for introduction of Biomechanics, physical theatre. Method in depth is for Acting Three.