Course Number: 612/613; G Block 612g/613g
Full Year; 10 Units
UC/CSU Approved: Visual & Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one year of VAPA graduation requirement.
Drama I is a class for the student who wishes to explore Drama as a visual and performing art, no matter what her experience or background training in drama has been. Much of the study will include performance projects, including pantomimes, historical and Shakespearean monologues, and scenes from published scripts. The students will develop a working vocabulary of theatre that will help them progress as knowledgeable performers, directors, and audience members. Units include movement, pantomime, improvisation, characterization, makeup, costume, sets and properties, playwriting, production, and dramatic criticism.
Drama II builds on skills learned in Drama I. Students will do more advanced work in acting, directing, and costuming/scene design. They will explore the history of theater, as well as exploring local theater. Advanced students will have an opportunity to direct other students in performance.
- Audition by Michael Shurtleff 9780553272956
- A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Melissa Bruder, etc. 9780394744124
- The Theatre of Tennessee Williams, Vol. 1 9780811211352
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