Spring 2019

Action and Character

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-113

Formerly listed as: THDA-13


Ron Bashford (Section 01)


This course examines the creation of dramatic action and character from the points of view of  both the playwright and the actor. Students learn how to analyze and bring dramatic texts to life through a creative process, using the body, voice and imagination.

Classwork includes regular acting exercises designed to develop craft and to give students an understanding of creative and collaborative processes. Homework includes regular rehearsal assignments and theoretical texts, along with practical research and short writing assignments in various modes. Two two-hour class meetings per week. In addition, a lab component (equivalent to two hours per week) puts class study into production context.

Limited to 20 students, In the Fall, 6 spots reserved for first-year students. Fall semester: Professor Eliraz. Spring semester: Professor Bashford.

THDA 113 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM WEBS 122
Th 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM WEBS 122


Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024