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Masks, Physical Comedy & Commedia Dell'Arte: Advanced Acting
THEA 314 SP
This course gives student actors the opportunity to investigate the traditions of masked performance and physical comedy techniques that can be applied to stylized genres of theater from Ancient Greek Drama and Moliere
Commedia Dell'Arte and the contemporary avant-garde. Archetypal characters will be explored through the use of both Eastern and Western masks with special emphasis on the masks of Bali, which have inspired artists from
Artaud and Peter Brook to Arianne Mnouchkine and Julie Taymour.
Plays by Moliere, Shakespeare, and Dario Fo as well as scenarios in the style of commedia dell'arte from Europe and Asia.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Memorization of theatrical texts and weekly presentations of masked character performances devised by students with texts of their choice.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students should come to class dressed in loose trousers or sweatpants suitable for significant physical activity.
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- Instructor(s): Jenkins,Ronald S.
- Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TST101;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 14)
- SR. major: 3 Jr. major: 3
- SR. non-major: 3 Jr. non-major: 3 SO: 2 FR: 0
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts, Speaking
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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