Acting and Performing on Stage - ARTS2125

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Theatre and Performance Studies

This course explores theories and practices of acting and performing in text and non-text based theatre. It focuses on the work of key actor trainers in twentieth-century Western theatre and the ways in which their approaches to training and public performance embody distinct responses to the pressing cultural and political issues of their day.
Trainers under consideration may include Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Brecht, Grotowski, and/or Boal. The course concludes with a consideration of how modern(ist) modes of acting have been modified and challenged by postmodern performers.

The course combines lecture and tutorial teaching with studio-based workshops, and culminates in a performance event that showcases each practitioner’s approach to rehearsal process.


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