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20-Century Acting, Theory & Practice

ENGL 271.602
TR 5-6:15

This course examines the making of theatre from the actor's perspective, focusing on major twentieth-century forms and the acting techniques constructed to produce them. Through an investigation of the theories of such practitioners as Stanislavsky, Brecht, and Grotowski, the class will consider contrasting models for the actor's work and such issues as the actor's relationship to audience, director, playwright, and text. The course will include practical performance excercises and an exploration of representative play scripts.