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. In addition to two two-hour class meetings per week, students participate in the equivalent of a two-hour per week laboratory experience coordinated with the department’s production season.
Limited to 20 students. Eight seats reserved for first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Bashford. Spring semester. The Department.
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