Available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
Focuses on the diverse range of theories and methodologies on acting, ideas about the body and training of the actor, and the actor in performance which shape the contemporary field of performance. It explores the nature of acting and performance from a wide range of perspectives including: directors, theorists, actor trainers and actors In particular, the course aims to bridge the divide between the theory and practice of acting.
Upon the completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate:
? Knowledge and understanding of the role of the actor and performer in various performance contexts
? Knowledge and understanding of the role of the theoretical issues and discourses related to acting and performing
? Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of perspectives (directors, critics, actors, actor trainers) which have shaped the eclectic nature of contemporary performance
? Skills in performing in various contexts
? Skills in the processes and practice of constructing performance
? Influential theoretical perspectives underpinning acting and performing ? eg. Brechtian Epic Theatre, Meyerhold and Bio-mechanics, Growtowski and Poor Theatre and Boal and Forum Theatre
? The role of the performer in various performance contexts ? eg. The mainstream actor and the political street performer
? The relationship between the actor/performer, the professional industry and community contexts
? Relationship between the body and craft of the actor and the text, director, designers and audiences
? Structures and features of a range of performance styles and mediums for performance
? Skills, processes and practices of acting and performing in a range of contexts.
ARTC3500 Acting and Performing and ARTC3410 Acting 2.
Students who have successfully completed ARTC3500 Acting and Performing, or ARTC3410 Acting 2 may not enrol into CAPA3500 Acting and Performing.
ARTC 1450 Artistic Representations and/or HUMA Narrative and Representation.
Modes of Delivery
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term