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Physics 101 Week 1 Class Notes

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Date Created: 09/08/16
THEA 270: Fundamentals in Acting This syllabus may be subject to change by the professor.   Section 02 2:20 – 3:35 Professor: Sarah Barker  BTW 104  Contact Information: Phone: 803 622­3035 Email: Office hours: 1:00­2:00 M, 11:30­12:30 TH Location: Longstreet 410 or BTW by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION: Beginning Acting An exploration of the acting process through scene study. Focus will be on developing the  actor’s personal technique. Prerequisites: THEA 170 or declaration of major or permission of instructor COURSE OVERVIEW This class will allow the student to take an inside look at the work of a stage actor, and will follow the creative process. It will allow the student to experience the craft of acting from auditioning for a role, the first read through, the rehearsal process up to final dress rehearsal and performance. Focus will be on developing the actor’s personal technique using psycho­physical approaches. REQUIRED TEXTS  The Actor in You by Robert Benedetti  (Sixth Edition) The Scripts: Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck, The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute,  (You must have your own personal copy of all texts to work with in class.) Further reading will be assigned by professor LEARNING OUTCOMES: By successfully completing this course you will be able to: 1. Explain how a play is produced from the actor’s perspective 2. Practice the fundamental skills of acting 3. Define and apply the basics of Stanislavsky’s psycho­physical techniques 4. Analyze plays and create a character analysis  5. Rehearse and work creatively with other people 6. Perform a scene and a monologue  7. Critically evaluate theatrical productions COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 140pts: PARTICIPATION—This is not a content course where you can miss class, cram the  information at the end of the semester and get a passing grade.  Your presence and  respectful attentive participation in class is most important. Be on time, give your full attention and commitment to class exercises, discussions, prepare for pop quizzes, and you will  receive the full 5pts per class. If you are absent you will not receive participation points for  that day. 60pts: QUIZZES – 10 pts each. These will be based on assigned reading and classwork. You  will do them on blackboard before the class meeting. By doing these quizzes before class  1 THEA 270: Fundamentals in Acting This syllabus may be subject to change by the professor. you will be prepared to ask questions and explore the concepts by applying them to acting  exercises. 200pts: SCRIPTED SCENE memorized and fully rehearsed with partner/s  100pts: PLAY AND CHARACTER ANALYSIS ­ written work for scripted scene  50pts: MID TERM Review 50pts: MONOLOGUE performance (50) 50pts: TWO WRITTEN REVIEWS (25pts each) of Theatre South Carolina Main Stage  Performances: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sept 30 – Oct 8) and Cosi (Nov 11 ­19) For performance schedule: 650 Total Points Possible Extra Credit may be achieved with the following guidelines: All extra credit must be completed by the last day of class. You may receive up to 15pts for each review of Lab Theatre Performances (or other live theatre performances approved by your  professor) to a maximum of 75 points.  5 pts are available for attending the Show and Tells.  Under special circumstances you may be asked to serve as understudy for or fully prepare a  second open scene or scripted scene.  Extra credit points for these projects will be determined  through a discussion with Professor Barker. All written assignments will be submitted on Blackboard through Safe Assign GRADING 585­650 = A (91­100%)  Excellent work; a model for others to follow marked by preparation, artistic  completeness, keen insights, emotional truth, commitment to action and mastery  of the basic concepts. 559­584 = B+(86­90%) Very good work; prepared for all assignments, artistic appreciation and thorough  understanding/practice of the basic concepts and the technique. 526­558 = B (81­85%) Above average work; prepared for all assignments, artistic appreciation, and  ability to utilize the concepts in performance. 494­525 = C+(76­80%) Average work: fully completes the requirements of the course. 455­493 = C (70­75%) Average work: meets the minimum requirements of the course 429­454 = D+(66­69%) Below average; fails to meet the minimum requirement of the course. Turns in  assignments late, excessive absences. 390­428 = D (60­65%) Below average; fails to meet the minimum requirements of the course. Turns in  assignments late, is not prepared for class, excessive absences. 0 ­ 389    = F (0­59%) Fails expectations completely. 2 THEA 270: Fundamentals in Acting This syllabus may be subject to change by the professor. COURSE SCHEDULE Week 1 Aug 22 – 24 Introductions to the course, to the professor, to each other. Team building through warm­ups and improvisational games. Developing focus, concentration,  memorization and other actors’ tools. Assignment: 8/24 Read The Actor in You (TAIY) Chapter 1& 2              Week 2 Aug 29 ­ 31  More team building and collaboration explorations.  Voice and Body explorations. The Stanislavsky system and acting today in the United States­ the foundations. Assignments: 8/29 Read (TAIY) Chapter 3 & 4  Week 3 Sept 7 Talk about Stanislavski’s approach to acting. Your performance plays assigned. Assignment: 8/7 Research Stanislavski on the internet and  read (TAIY) Appendix A  Week 4 Sept 12 ­ 14 Analyzing a script begins (Mauritius, Shape of Things). Learn to do cold read auditions with your new scene assignment. Assignment: 9/12  Read all of your performance play ­carefully Assignment: 9/14   Read(TAIY) Chapter 5      Week 5 Sept 19 ­ 21 Learning actions and objectives and how they are used in telling the story and establishing  character relationships.   Assignment: 9/19 Read the other play Assignment: 9/19 Read (TAIY) Part Two Discovering Actions Chapter 6,  Assignment: 9/21 Hand in written work #1 for your scene Week 6 Sept 26 ­ 28 Investigate the given circumstances of the play ­learn how to make it personal and believable.  Assignments: 9/26 Rehearsal report 1 due      9/26 Read (TAIY), Chapter 8 and 9  Assignment:   9/28 Hand in written work #2 for your scene Week 7 Oct 3 ­ 5 Establish the elements of staging your scene and the play.  Add final props.  Continue to work  with goals/objectives, personalization of given circumstances and subtext. Assignments: 10/3 rehearsal 2 report due       Read (TAIY) Chapter 11  Memorize your scene Assignment: 10/5 Read (TAIY) Chapter 7     work with furniture and props. Written work #3 Midsummer Night’s Dream Sept 30 – Oct 8 3 THEA 270: Fundamentals in Acting This syllabus may be subject to change by the professor. Week 8 Oct 10 ­12  Continue to work with goals/objectives, personalization of given circumstances and subtext. Correct memorization. Assignments: 1010 Rehearsal 3 report due            Read (TAIY) Chapter 10 Written Review of Midsummer Night’s Dream due Assignment: 10/12 Be prepared to discuss the semester’s readings   Hand in class reflections Week 9 Oct 17 – 19 Continue to work with goals/objectives, personalization of given circumstances and subtext. Correct memorization. Add Costumes. Assignments: 10/17 Rehearsal 4 report due  Read (TAIY) Chapter 12 Assignments: 10/ 19  Written work #4            Week 10 Oct 24 ­ 26  Rehearse scene.  Polish staging and use of furniture and props Week 11 Oct 31 – Nov 2  Rehearse scene.  Put it all together.  Clear up the difficult spots. Assignments: Report which monologue you will do      Week 12 Nov 7 – 9 Final presentation of your scene with all of the elements included. Wear costume and use  props,   Assignments: 11/7 Rehearsal 5 report due  Cosi Nov 11 ­ 19 Week 13 Nov 14 – 30 Audition Workshop Create a strong focus on the character you are speaking too.  Make the  speech dynamic and personally real to you. Get lots of coaching and feedback on your audition. Give constructive feedback on your classmates’ auditions. Assignments: 11/14 Monologue fully memorized Rehearse and polish your monologue outside of class. Read the play for your monologue.     11/16 Have done your monologue three different times for friends. Read Audition document posted on Blackboard.     11/21 Written review of Cosi. Final Dec 7, Wednesday 12:30  ­ Final paper reflecting on the art of acting, your growth as an  actor during the semester and what is next for your study in theatre. 4 THEA 270: Fundamentals in Acting This syllabus may be subject to change by the professor. COURSE STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS Class Conduct:  NO personal use of cell phones, smart pads, or computers in class (turn them  off). There will be no personal text messaging, web­browsing etc. during class. In accord with  the Carolinian Creed please come to class on time, be respectful of everyone and communicate in a civil and cooperative way. Refrain from personal attacks or demeaning comments of any  kind.  Disrespectful or disruptive behavior may result in dismissal from class. Late Work:  If you are not prepared to perform on the date you were assigned, your final grade  for that assignment will be taken down a full letter Grade. For example a B becomes a C.  Written assignments will be submitted on Blackboard through SafeAssign. Written work not  turned in by 5:00pm on the day it is due will not receive full points.  For every day late more  points will be deducted. Quizzes cannot be handed in late.  In the event of a catastrophic illness or family emergency your instructor will need to see  documentation and may make alternate arrangements. Memorization and Reading:  You will be responsible for reading three plays: the two plays you and your classmates will perform scenes from and the play your monologue is from. You will  also need to read assigned chapters in The Actor in You.  This is easy reading—make sure you  have read the assignment BEFORE the class – there will be a reading quiz to do on blackboard  before each class meeting. Each quiz will count for 10 pts. You will be responsible for  memorizing two pieces: one short scripted scene and a one­minute monologue.  If you are not  memorized for your scene for the final presentation date you will not receive a grade higher than a D+ for the performance portion of your grade. Class attendance:  Students are expected to attend all classes. The attendance policies of the  College of Arts and Sciences will be followed.  According to that policy, if absences exceed 10% of the number of class meetings, whether excused or unexcused, the instructor may impose a  grade penalty.  For THEA 270, if the student is absent FOUR times they will automatically lose  30 additional points (this ordinarily means a grade will be lowered at least one grade level  (for example a B becomes a C+, a C+ becomes a C).  Each additional absence after 4 will result in a loss of 20 points.  Theatre is a collaborative art form. You are dependent on one another for the successful  completion of the course.  When you are working on a scene your partner is also dependent on  your participation and preparation. Please take this obligation seriously and show respect for  your fellow students. If you are absent on a day presentations are due you will not be able to get an A on the project.  In addition you will lose 5 points for participation for each day you are  absent. With excessive absences you could fail the class. Clothing Please wear loose fitting comfortable clothing in which you are free to move and work on the  floor. Please do not wear clothing or shoes that restrict your movement or ability to breathe  freely. No hats. We strongly recommend a closed toe shoe. (you cannot wear flip flops to do  exercises) You will wear clothing and shoes appropriate to the character you play on  performance days. 5 THEA 270: Fundamentals in Acting This syllabus may be subject to change by the professor. Performance Text Students are advised that some plays may contain ideas with which you may not agree and  language you may find offensive. While you will not be required to speak lines of text that violate deeply held religious or personal beliefs, you may be required to discuss such texts and watch  performances of them. Accommodating Disabilities Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability.  If you  have a disability and may need accommodations to fully participate in this class, contact the  Office of Student Disability Services: 777­6142, TDD 777­6744, email sasds@mailbox,sc,edu,  or stop by LeConte College Room 112A.  All accommodations must be approved through the  Office of Student Disability Services. Standards of Academic Integrity Academic dishonesty—including cheating and plagiarism—constitutes a serious breach of  academic integrity.  It is expected that all academic work be the honest product of the student’s  own endeavor. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of unauthorized information as part of an  examination or other academic exercise. Plagiarism is defined as taking and using the writings,  creative work, or ideas of another without acknowledging the source. Other forms of academic dishonesty include (but are not limited to) fabrication, or invention of  information for an assignment when such is not appropriate for said assignment.  Knowingly  helping or attempting to help another student to commit an act of academic dishonesty is  considered to be an equivalent breach of academic integrity and is treated as such. Cases of academic dishonesty are handled individually and according to the circumstances of  the violation; however, students who violate the standards of academic integrity can expect a  grade of “F” in the course and possible dismissal from the University. See the Honor Code at Performance Training Disclosure: The department of Theatre and Dance endorses the concept that the body is the performer’s  true instrument of creativity and craft. It is through the body (including voice production) that a performer communicates to an audience. Consequently, the nature of performing training  will at times require physical touch between instructor and student and/or between student  and student in order to clarify or demonstrate the body’s processes as related to actor  training. If you have special needs or concerns or are uncomfortable with the nature of this work, or have past physical injuries that may restrict or prevent your taking part in the work, please make  an appointment with the instructor for further discussion. If you are uncomfortable  discussing this with your instructor, please see the Coordinating Professor or Chair of the  department. 6 THEA 270: Fundamentals in Acting This syllabus may be subject to change by the professor. COURSE CONTRACT I have read and understood the course syllabus, schedule, standards and expectations. I agree to the standards and expectations set by Professor Barker. ____________________________________________________ Signature Date 7


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