College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
    Aug 11, 2022  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

THEA 012. Acting II


Acting II is designed to deepen a student’s comfort and ability with the principles, techniques, and tools of acting introduced in Acting 1. The goal of the course is to further develop the student-actor’s ability to be “present” on stage, to work as an ensemble, to take big risks, to work with play texts, and to fully engage the body and voice in the creative process. Acting II students will work with a variety of advanced performance styles and texts including Shakespeare, Ancient Greek Theatre, and contemporary works whose style moves beyond realism and features challenging, heightened language. Additionally, Guest Artists will visit the class throughout the semester for one-day workshops introducing students to the actor’s role in physical theater and devising. Students will be asked to perform frequently in front of the class, at times improvising and at times using existing texts. The course provides an opportunity for students to deepen the practice of the actor by working with challenging material that requires significant risk-taking and full mental, physical, and emotional engagement.
Prerequisite: THEA 002A  
Humanities.
1 credit.
Spring 2024. Staff.
Spring 2025. Torra.
Catalog chapter: Theater  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/department-theater


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