Undergraduate Units of Study
PRFM3606 - Approaches to Acting
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Glen James McGillivray
All theories of acting are grounded in implicit theories about the human self: to Stanislavsky, for example, the self is a repository of memories; while for Meyerhold, the self is a biomechanical resource. We will survey - and experiment with - a range of theories of acting, from Quintilian to Mamet, Zeami to Suzuki, uncovering the assumptions about human being underlying each. The unit involves a workshop component, although no experience is necessary: you will not be assessed on your acting ability.
1x3500wd essay (50%), 1x group presentation (20%), 6x80-100wd interlocutions (15%), 1x500wd formative literature summary (15%)
A course reader will be available from the University Copy Centre
13x2-hr lectures or seminars/semester, 7x2-hr workshops/semester
18 junior credit points in no more than two subject areas including at least 12 from Table A of the Table of Units of Study
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