THT308 Period Styles for Acting

THT 308 will examine the development of the drama and physical theatre style of the major dramatic movements from the time of Ancient Greece through the 21st century. This course will familiarize students with the major acting styles throughout history, and how to apply them. In addition to the course textbook, scenes from plays that best represent the period will be studied and performed in class. We will review insights into the production of the plays, the theatrical context and conventions of each historical period and culture and how that information influences the acting style. Students will be expected to demonstrate academic writing skills relative to the humanities and theatre. Foundation skills for body and voice learned in THT 112.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Take THT 112, THT 313, OR permission of the instructor.

Offered

Odd Year Spring Semester