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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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DRA 132 - Acting II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Building upon Acting I, this course provides in-depth training in the craft of acting in contemporary professional theatre. Focus on executing dynamic truthful performances in the context of both contemporary and stylized plays. Course includes exercises, analysis, and memorized performances. Attendance at a theatrical performance encouraged.
Prerequisite: DRA 130  
Competencies
  1. Analyze all assigned characters.
    1. Decide what analysis and scoring is strongest in support of clear and effective storytelling.
    2. Develop effective, clear, and succinct character analyses and scored scripts.
    3. Show an improved grasp on semantics.
  2. Create a performance for at least two memorized scenes and/or monologues.
    1. Perform each memorized scene more than once with truthful behavior in relation to the given circumstances of each performance.
    2. Apply character analysis and scoring from the script and one’s imagination.
  3. Defend character analyses and acting choices.
    1. Assess how effective the analysis is and how well it was implemented.
    2. Justify the analysis and implementation, citing specific examples.
  4. Incorporate the ability to fight against emotion in imaginary circumstances.
    1. Determine when emotion is present as a by-product.
    2. Develop tools to truthfully fight against emotion in the context of storytelling.
  5. Discover theatrical metaphysics.
    1. Break down the conditions present when a story is brought to presence.
    2. Produce moments that truthfully exist within the full imaginary circumstances of a play or story.
  6. Generate tools for effective acting beyond the dialogue.
    1. Perform a scene with definitive subtext.
    2. Incorporate truthful behavior in substantial moments of silence.
    3. Establish consistent ability to demonstrate effective gestures and movement.
    4. Integrate responsive vocal dynamics in speaking.
  7. Prove an ability to clearly relate truthful behavior within effective storytelling to an audience.
    1. Develop an ability to be heard and understood by audiences on a consistent basis.
    2. Demonstrate the skill of motivated movement that allows the audience to consistently see the visual elements of the story.
  8. Perform one scene and/or monologue from a stylized play.
    1. Perform each memorized scene more than once with truthful behavior in relation to the given circumstances of each performance.
    2. Show a fundamental understanding of how to apply that style on stage.
  9. Examine two or more styles of theatre beyond contemporary realism as they apply to acting.
    1. Characterize non-realistic styles used in contemporary theatre.
    2. Distinguish how truthful behavior is effectively portrayed in those circumstances.



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