Discipline: Drama Instructor:Lay Credits: 3 Day: A Start: 1555 End: 1710 Field Work:
Day 4 | Ireland
This class explores basic theories and techniques of acting through exercises, improvisations, and scenes from contemporary dramatic literature. During the port of call stops, what is learned in class will apply to field activities, including live theatrical performances. Whenever possible, students will meet with professional performers to learn about their techniques.
Some of Dublin's leading theatrical talents perform a classic play by one of Ireland's greatest playwrights in a lunchtime performance at historic Bewley's Cafe Theatre right in the heart of the city. The lab will travel to this intimate venue for a light lunch of traditional Irish soup and bread and a performance of George Bernard Shaw's hilarious one-act Village Wooing, a clever romantic comedy written in 1933 in which an intellectual upper class travel writer meets a phone operator looking for a husband. This lab is a chance to witness firsthand the classic tradition of Ireland's acting and playwriting in its birthplace. Students will study the play and acting styles in class and then will be required to write a field report describing their experience and how it relates to in class curriculum.
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