-The main target of the course is to further their studies by training and pursue their knowledge of acting. Specific goals: knowledge of the art of acting: developing a physical rapport between actor and audience, working and communicating with the others on stage, awareness of space and time perception, liberation of the imagination, definition and clarity of the aim of the scene by working on a character, development of their expressive means and acting skills: awareness of physical co-ordination and energy and of how the body works, of communicating both vocally and physically.
Course Content (Syllabus)
EXERCISES AND STRATEGIES TO USE DURING THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF REHEARSAL:
-“Actors” on stage “duties” awareness exercises: exploration of the physical body and its technical difficulties, confidence in front of the audience, real communication with the partner, deep understanding of how the words affect the other characters and the audience, realization and building of the feeling of an ensemble, to be open to each other, (action-reaction, allow the imagination to inform the action, improvisations).
-Emotion & emotion management exercises.
-Working together on releasing the tension, on focusing, being alert, finding the rhythm and the relationship with the place and the others.
-Throughout the winter semester the students will work on a method of a specific form of the theatre (this year: theatre elizabetan) and perform one or more plays and several characters (“Tamburlaine the Great”, by Christopher Marlow). In the end of the training the actors will present their work in front of the audience.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο : Σκηνοθετώντας τον ηθοποιό, Weston Judith Λεπτομέρειες
Βιβλίο : Ελένη ή ο Κανένας, Ρέα Γαλανάκη Λεπτομέρειες
Βιβλίο : NO ACTING PLEASE, MORRIS ERIC, HOTCHKIS JOAN Λεπτομέρει