THE 741 Acting in Periods & Styles (3)

Focuses on the drama and performance styles of the theatre of Ancient Greece, Neoclassical France and England, the Commedia dell' Arte of Renaissance Italy, and Theatre of the Absurd. Students are introduced to the cultural milieu of each of the above-mentioned historical periods and the theatrical conventions in force at that time; and participate in a variety of exercises designed to immerse him/her in that particular period or style of theatre. Each student performs scene-work drawn from dramatic literature written during each of the abovementioned periods or styles of theatre or drama. Work with Greek and Commedia dell' Arte mask is also included.