"Suit the Action to the Word, the Word to the Action" ( Hamlet-III. ii. 17-8)
Students will work on voice work, script analysis, sensory exercises, a Shakespeare sonnet, cold readings, improvisation, auditioning, and extensive scene work from the following playwrights: Sara Ruhl, Theresa Rebeck, Susan Yankowitz, Maria Irene Fornes, Martin Crimp, Jean-Paul Sartre, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Anouilh, Frank Wedekind, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Sam Shepard, Oscar Wilde, David Auburn, Arthur Miller, and Edward Baker. Required text: The Art of Acting, by Stella Adler.
This class meets twice a week.