Solo Performance is an advanced acting course that introduces students to the research, writing, and performance techniques of world-class solo performers like Anna Deveare Smith, the African American Macarthur Fellow, whose works cut across the boundaries of history, sociology and theater, and Dario Fo the actor, playwright and Nobel laureate who complements his verbal virtuosity with cinematic techniques of gestural montage. After learning to dramaturgically analyze and perform the techniques of master solo performance artists, each student will create their own solo performance piece based on research into primary historical sources (diaries, letters, memoris, autobiographies, etc.). It is suggested that students come to the first class with a subject for a final project that they would be interested in researching and performing. Subjects can be contemporary artists, writers, politicians or public figures as well as individuals from periods of history that are of particular interest to the student. This course is restricted to seniors, and possibly some juniors, who have already taken at least one acting course.
COURSE FORMAT: Performance
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA Grading Mode: Graded
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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