THEA 2100 Acting II

This course emphasizes the actor's voice and movement in character development. The course is based on varied character and scene study work as well as improvisation and textual analysis. Prerequisites: Completion of THEA 1100. (3 lect.)


3 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW

Major Topics

  • Rules and choices (Donnellan: The Actor and the Target)
  • Action verbs (Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus)
  • Table work
  • Application of verbs (Stanislavskian Based Methodology)
  • Listening/Responding (Meisner Technique)
  • Analysis and performance of Shakespearean Verse
  • Song


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Synthesize movement, gestures, business, speech, and inner life in the creation of diverse and believable characters in a variety of short performances.

2. Create, through improvisation, a variety of realistic, believable, and diverse characters.

3. Analyze meter and figures of speech in Shakespearean verse and apply this knowledge to the performance of a memorized Shakespearean speech.

4. Adapt to various performance spaces and conditions.

5. Evaluate their own performances and those of others.