ACV301 - Periods and Styles

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Subject Title
Periods and Styles

Subject Description
This course introduces students to the major periods in the history of performance through a hands-on engagement with selected authors and their texts. The course will focus on these areas: 1) The Greeks; 2) Commedia dell?arte; 3) Elizabethan; 4) Restoration and the ?aesthetic? English (i.e. Wilde, Shaw, and Coward); 5) The Absurdists; 6) The experimental methods of Artaud, Grotowski, Brook; and 7) The Collectives of Canadian theatre.

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Describe a general knowledge of the evolution of theatre, including the seminal playwrights through the ages.
  • Relate a basic understanding of different styles in theatre and give an adequate demonstration of how to play them.
  • Describe some of the important contributions from Canada in theatre.
  • Formulate the distinct physical requirements, in terms of speech, movement and breath-work, required by performers of various texts and scenarios.
  • Participate in class explorations with both physical and emotional risk-taking.

Essential Employability Skills
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Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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