L’Avant-Scène will offer students the opportunity to put their language skills in motion by discovering French theater in general and by acting in French, in particular. The course will introduce students to acting techniques while allowing them to discover the richness of the French dramatic canon. Particular emphasis will be placed on improving students’ oral skills through pronunciation and diction exercises. At the end of the semester, the course will culminate in the performance of the students’ work.
Sample reading list:
Feydeau, Le Dindon
See instructor for complete list
Graded assignments will include the two page critical reviews of plays, performance work, as well as a 3-4 page paper on the works and playwrights explored by students.
Two class sessions supplemented by one weekly one-hour private rehearsal and supervised attendance of theater plays and events. Film screenings of French plays and documentaries on French theater will be scheduled and weekly readings in the course packet will focus on overviews of French theater.