Action and Character
The course aims to introduce the key principles of drama-making and acting.
It assumes that language is only one of the means to communicate and act. Our body language, physicality and the way we move are as important as the verbal language we use, if not more. Therefore, in this course we treat the actor as a complicated organism, which uses various physical, vocal and textual means for his action.
In addition, we discuss and test key principles that are unique to the genre of drama and learn how to analyze a dramatic text. All these terms and principles are explored by various exercises, games, prompts, self-composition work and assigned scenes, which intertwine theory and practice.
Amherst College MA, Fall 2016/7