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This course acquaints students with theater history and the elements of theater(the
roles of the playwright,director,producer,actor,scenic-lighting , sound and costume
designers)as well as key developments, periods, playhouses and figures of influence
in theater's evolution.
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of character development through
work on short scenes from major plays. A review of various theories of acting from
Stanislavski and Uta Hagen to the Meisner approach to acting,will dovetail the development
of a living character on stage with script analysis.
A practical workshop aimed at equipping students from all disciplines in the use of
theater-based techniques in schools, community or non-theatrical environments (hospitals,
therapeutic settings, youth centers, business retreats, etc.)