Jul 17, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DRAMA 203-4 — Dramatic Techniques II

10 credits
Full Year
Faculty

Alexander Technique: A continuation of the first year’s exploration into self-awareness with increasing emphasis on application of the technique to the actor’s creative process, character transformation, and performance skills. (Undergraduates only)

Movement II: A rigorous drill to increase stamina and the capacity for endurance; to develop physical coordination and naturalness; to coordinate movement with breath; to attain uninhibited physical expression through connection with inner rhythms, instincts, and emotions; to explore physical character transformations. (Combined studies)

Music Studies II: This first-semester class picks up where the Music Studies I course ends, and continues with an exploration of music from Wagner to the present. In addition, there is an in-depth study of the history of songs with an emphasis on American songs: folk, theater, protest, and popular. (Combined studies)

Singing: Emphasis on basic singing techniques of breath, extending vocal range through group singing, madrigals, chorales, and duets as well as individual songs. (Undergraduates only)

Singing Practicum: Emphasis on basic singing techniques of breath, extending vocal range through group singing, madrigals, chorales, and duets as well as individual songs. (Combined studies)

Spectrum of Movement: A first-semester course involving study aimed at linking physical vocabulary to music, objects, culture, historical periods, gender, and theatrical styles. The learning incorporates the study of the full spectrum of movement from natural to un-natural, minimal to epic, controlled to full abandon, rustic to royal, low stakes to high stakes, etc. There will be occasional use of text. (Combined studies)

Speech: A continuation of the first year work, which now becomes integrated into the rehearsals of the second-year rehearsal projects. The end-of-the-year goal is for the actor to be able to speak without impediments and affectations while in rehearsal and showings of the play projects. There is classwork application of these skills in verse texts. (Undergraduates only)

Voice: See First Year. (Undergraduates only)



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