THEA 7343X Voice III: Shakespeare?s Heightened Text

60 hours; 3 credits

Advanced vocal techniques for integrating physical ease, breath, vibration, and physical release to the demands of speaking Shakespeare's heightened language. Attention to the rhetorical structures or "givens" in the text: repetition and texture of sounds, rhythm, meter, thought structure, the physicality of the language, imagery, antithesis, word play, irony, puns and how to recognize or "read" them as specific clues that inspire specific acting choices. Fall semester.

Prerequisite: Theater 7342X or permission of the head of the M.F.A. acting concentration


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