The study of the actor's processes through an investigation of Stanislavsky's system for actors and its subsequent developments.
This popular and enjoyable paper looks at a range of Western actor training methods. Classes are taught as practical workshops, and you will have the opportunity to put the ideas you learn into practice in a performed scene study and a monologue.
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- THEA 102 or 151
- THEA 212
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- Arts and Music
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- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Hilary Halba
- Paper Structure
Teaching is done in weekly laboratory workshops, and assessment includes written and verbal analysis as well as performances.
- Readings for this paper will be drawn from a variety of textbooks. Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
- Course outline
Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (email@example.com) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Identify actor training methods from significant Western practitioner-theorists
- Perform a scripted scene and a monologue employing central principles of those practitioner-theorists
- Comparatively analyse differences between approaches of selected acting practitioner-theorists
- Write reflectively about the development of certain script-based actor training techniques