This course is an investigation of the principles and techniques of acting Shakespearean verse and prose. We will explore: scansion, phrasing, image clusters, operative words, rhetorical devices, imagery, textual analysis, physicalizing the text, textual clues and the challenges of weaving these concepts with the Stanislavski base of action and objective to help students interpret and personalize Shakespeare’s heightened language in a rehearsal format. This is a first half of term intensive course.
Corequisite: Dance or drama lab assignment.
This course will be offered the first seven weeks of term.