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PAPE 310 Acting V for BA Actors

Course Description: This course is an exploration of the fundamental tools of verse and heightened language acting-the text-from the actor's point of view. Students explore clues for the actor found in the words themselves; how the actor can use devices such as the verse rhythm, the sounds of the language, and word choices to bring a character to life, to discover the most dynamic performance of the scene, to excite thought and feeling in an audience.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAPE 211 Minimum Grade of C

PAPE 311 Acting VI for BA Actors

Course Description: This course broadens the student's interaction with verse and heightened language begun in Actin V. Students study playwrights such as Wilde, Moliere, Jonson, Webster, and classical Greek and Roman texts. Students continue their exploration of the text from the actor's point of view.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAPE 310 Minimum Grade of C

PAPE 312 Acting Shakespeare for the BA Actor

Course Description: This course provides students a thorough exploration of the major components of Shakespeare's work-sonnets, monologues, and scenes-and of how to unlock the rich emotional matter of the text while debunking the myth that Shakespeare's language is too difficult or complex for the modern actor. The course uses classical text to broaden the expressive potential of each actor through exploratory activities designed to harmonize the actor's emotional impulses and intellect directly to the heightened language. With a wide range of vocal and physical exercises, the actor learns that acting Shakespeare is essential to the development of a well-rounded artistry.

Course Rotation:Fall

2 credits

PAPE 330 Vocal Production III for the BA Actor

Course Description: This course exposes students to vocal training for the stage through the Catherine Fitzmaurice technique of vocal production, de-structuring, and structuring. The course includes an introduction to basic vocal anatomy, Linklater centering and release work, introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet, and monologue performance..

Course Rotation: Fall

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAPE 231 Minimum Grade of C

PAPE 331 Vocal Production IV for BA the Actor

Course Description: This course consists of lectures, demonstrations, vocal and physical warm-ups, exploration exercises, written assignments (transcriptions, quizzes, and written homework), and performances. Students successfully completing this course must be able to independently demonstrate a twenty-minute vocal and physical warm-up, demonstrate the ability to transcribe assigned texts into IPA, demonstrate, through transcription and performance, the ability to create a character using vocal centers, icons, and actions, demonstrate through transcription, recognition of iambic pentameter, and performance, the ability to create a character using heightened language.

Course Rotation: Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAPE 330 Minimum Grade of C

PAPE 350 Performance Ensemble III

Course Description: This course offers performing arts students a comprehensive introduction to developmental aspects and technical demands within the setup of an ensemble-based theater company. Students gain an understanding of devised theatre by studying the history of performance ensembles in addition to the current groups that are making work in New York City and abroad. While concentrating on active learning, the first semester of this performance ensemble level places an emphasis on process and development while the second semester places an emphasis on devising/rehearsing the final performance.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAPE 151 Minimum Grade of C

PAPE 351 Performance Ensemble IV

Course Description: This course offers acting and directing students a comprehensive introduction to the performance aspects and technical demands of creating an original piece of theater. Working as an ensemble, students experience the challenges and rewards of creating a work from scratch. The ensemble of actors will be responsible for all aspects of the devising process giving rise to a jointly conceived and collaboratively told story that will be performed to an invited audience.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAPE 350 Minimum Grade of C

PAPE 370 Directing III for the BA Director

Course Description:This course provides a continuation of the student's exploration of the craft of directing for the theatre, from casting, through the design process and rehearsal, to opening night. Storytelling is explored as the fundamental importance of the director's work. Hands-on experience, directing actors in scenes, is the primary component of the classwork.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPE 273 Minimum Grade of C

PAPE 371 Directing IV

Course Description: This course uses the analysis of directing styles to formulate a personal directing style. The coursework includes directing a play, film, or video production or leading a production team. By analyzing the work of classic and contemporary directors, the class investigates the art and language of storytelling in theater and filmmaking. Topics include framing and composition, camera angles, camera movement, blocking of actors, visualizing action, and creating a sequence, script breakdown, and techniques for establishing mood character, and conflicXCt. Course Rotation: Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPE 370 Minimum Grade of C