Advanced Shakespeare Lab (DRA4396.01)

Avery Glymph

An advanced acting class where we will go beyond scansion and take much deeper dives into the more challenging and perhaps lesser known of Shakespeare’s speeches and scenes along with some of our favorites. Previous work with actor’s instrument will be required as basic knowledge of character analysis and truthful expression will be essential to apply to the work of powerful personalization of Shakespeare’s brilliant characters and how they come to find their events unfold. Some vocal work will include a warm-up to strengthen and care for the voice and relieve tension. You will be expected to rehearse outside of class. Reading of the plays will be required and, though we may survey proper pronunciations of heightened language, it will matter most that you know what you are saying and that we believe it.


Learning Outcomes:
Students will come away from this class with a firm grasp of a major soliloquy and presentation worthy scene.
Vocal warm up
Innovative uses of the acting space
Importance of operative words and following through to the end of the line.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Actors Instrument or Equivalent Intro/Intermediate level course-work and a Written Statement of Interest and Experience submitted through email by May 10 to djanis@bennington.edu
Corequisites: DRAMA/DANCE LAB
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Drama , Fully In-Person , Two Credit
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