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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Oct 18, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

THEA 012. Acting II

In this course students will explore and develop the skills necessary to perform Shakespeare with specificity and confidence. In addition to vocal and physical exercises intended to strengthen and free the actor's body and voice, students will delve into Shakespearean scene study. The course provides a strong foundation in basic acting technique that can be applied to multiple dramatic genres. In addition students will explore Shakespearean scenes using rigorous textual analysis, learning to use the clues in Shakespeare's text to make smart, useful acting choices. While working on scenes from Shakespeare's plays, students will learn how to rehearse, how to develop a character and how to increase their vocal, physical and emotional flexibility.
Prerequisite: THEA 002A .
1 credit.
Spring 2018. Stevens.
Catalog chapter: Theater  
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