DRM303H1: Theories of Acting

Hours: 
36L

An examination of the major writers who have influenced the art of the actor in the twentieth century, with a focus on theories of actor training and the preparation for performance, the ways in which audiences assess acting as an art form, and the rise of the actor as an artist of equal status in North American and European theatre. Writers include Konstantin Stanislavsky, his followers and interpreters in America (including the Actors Studio and Lee Strasberg), along with alternatives to his 'System,' including Expressionism, Epic Theatre and the teachings of Michael Chekhov.

Prerequisite: 

DRM100Y1/​ DRM101Y1/​ UNI102Y1 or any 4.0 FCE

Exclusion: 
Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)