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    May 27, 2022  
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THEA001D PO - Beginning Acting: African American Theatre

When Offered: Fall 2020.
Instructor(s): C. Ratteray
Credit: 1

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of acting with a majority of the theatrical material referenced being drawn from African American playwrights. We will explore improvisation, text analysis skills and acting techniques grounded in Stanislavsky’s psychological realism. We will use those skills to explore and perform monologues from such playwrights as Suzan Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, and Tarell Alvin McCraney. For scene work, we will take an extended critical look at up to four plays which examine the American dream through two different cultural lenses: August Wilson’s Fences in relation to Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun in contrast to Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. This course is affiliated with the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies (IDAS). Letter grade only. 
This course ha been revised for spring 2021.  
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 6; Speaking Intensive; Analyzing Difference



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