Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM3606 - Approaches to Acting

Semester 2, 2013  |  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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