Spring 2021

Action and Character

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-113

Formerly listed as: THDA-13


Ron Bashford (Section 01)


A first college-level course in the fundamentals of acting, with an emphasis on the connections between dramatic action and character. Students learn how to analyze dramatic texts and bring them to life through a collaborative process, and by using body, voice and imagination.  Classwork includes regular exercises designed to develop acting craft. Homework includes memorization, regular rehearsals and relevant reading, alongside practical research and short writing in various modes. Assignments progress toward realizing performed scenes. Two two-hour class meetings per week.

In 2021, the class format may be altered to provide for physical distancing protocols, combining online instruction with in-person interactions.

Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Bashford. 

If Overenrolled: Roster managed for balance of class years and interests; preference to majors, first-years and sophomores


Artistic Practice, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Community Based Learning, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021
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