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THR 501 Basic Technique 1

Course Description:This course introduces the core of the program. Stanislavski divided his system into two parts: "work on the self" and "work on the role." Year 1 of the program is devoted to work on the self. In the first semester, the focus is on fundamental exercises in Relaxation, Concentration, Observation (the essential difference between looking and seeing, between listening and hearing), In-the-Moment Behavior and a broad panoply of Sense Memory exercises in a carefully graduated syllabus. In the first year, playwrights and directors work side-by-side with the actors, acquiring a thorough grounding in the technical foundation of the Stanislavski system.


6 credits