Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM3606 - Approaches to Acting

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Glen James McGillivray


All approaches to 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 Method, 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.


1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent group presentation (20%), 5x100wd interlocutions (15%), 1x500wd formative literature summary (15%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr workshop/week


PRFM2601 and PRFM2602




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