|ADVANCED ACTING SYLLABUS
Dr. Amy Seham
Spring 2002 W. 4:30-6:30 and individual coaching sessions
Office: FAC 221, ext. 7460
Office Hours: Tues and Wed 1:30-2:30 or by appointment.
Throughout the next semester, our class will work individually and collectively to prepare four to five PROFESSIONAL AUDITION-WORTHY monologues using a variety of styles and techniques. You are responsible to select, memorize and rehearse these monologues. I will schedule one-on-one coaching sessions for each monologue, and there will be periodic performance/critique sessions with the entire class.
Choose monologues appropriate to your age. Selections should include:
CLASSICAL DRAMATIC/VERSE Shakespeare or Marlowe or similar
CLASSICAL COMIC/VERSEShakespeare or Molière or Restoration Comedy
CONTEMPORARY DRAMATICthink about roles for which you would be castable
CONTEMPORARY COMIC have fun!
WILD CARD A role for which you might never be cast, but always wanted to try. Take a risk!
One of the above needs to be a monologue that incorporates full-body MOVEMENT in a significant way. Monologues should provide a good spectrum of types and styles, and should enable you to present two contrasting pieces when required.