Advanced Text

advanced text
This is a page-to-stage class and “table work” is an important first step in the rehearsal process. Advanced Text will build on the concepts and skills learned in the first semester class, Script Analysis, and will apply them to a close read of two works as well as an intensive reading of two others. This culminates in a production of a work chosen particularly for your company.

How do you as an actor or director get the most out of those first readings of a play? How do different works (in verse or in translation for example) demand different or similar textual approaches? What is the nature or function of research in the actor or director’s process? Where might inspirations come from in your first read-through and research? What connections or syntheses can you make that will influence the work you will do on your feet, in rehearsal and on the stage?