Embodying Text: Shakespeare and Beyond (DRA2264.01)

Kirk Jackson

We will engage in deep investigation of text analysis for performance of Shakespeare: scansion, rhythm, sense stress, image work, phonetic phraseology, etc. Additionally, we will explore techniques for enlivening that analysis with a performing body. We will study the structure of the verse and the elements of rhetoric as the primary source for an actor’s investigation of a role. The majority of the term will be devoted to the language of Shakespeare. We will study how heightened language combined with personalization, characterization and the actor-audience relationship informs the physical, vocal, emotional and intellectual responsiveness of the actor.

Corequisite: Dance or Drama lab assignment.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 10:10am - 12:00pm; Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
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