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THEA252 The Actor

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.

Paper title The Actor
Paper code THEA252
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
THEA 151 or THEA 102
Restriction
THEA 212
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator: Hilary Halba
Paper Structure

Teaching is done in weekly laboratory workshops, and assessment includes written and verbal analysis as well as performances.

Teaching Arrangements

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (mtpa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Textbooks
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.
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

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-15:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-16, 18-22
Friday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 18-22