Keith Salter » Acting Class Syllabus

Acting Class Syllabus

Syllabus ACTING 17-18               Mr. Salter, Instructor

                  

August/September

Powerpoint presentations: Tony Winners for Best Musical

 

Monologues from Spoon River Anthology

 

First year acting students: Group scenes from Greek tragedy (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Medea, Hippolytus, Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Furies)

 

ALL OF THESE SCRIPTS ARE IN PUBLIC DOMAIN AND ARE EASILY FOUND ONLINE.   NO GROUPS LARGER THAN 8

 

Second or third year acting students: Group scenes from plays by Oliver Goldsmith or Richard Sheridan:

 

She Stoops to Conquer, The Rivals, School for Scandal, etc.

 

ALL OF THESE

PLAYS ARE IN PUBLIC DOMAIN AND ARE EASILY FOUND ONLINE.

NO GROUPS LARGER THAN 6

 

Small Group Discussion 1: This year’s text is TBA

 

Director’s Group A begin rehearsals

 

October

Directors Group A

 

Duet Scenes from plays by David Lindsay-Abaire, John Patrick Shanley or any 21st Century play.

 

November

Small Group Discussion 2

 

Director’s Group B

 

December

Director’s Group B (Cont’d)

Original monologues

 

January

Small Group Discussion 3

 

February

Original 10-minute plays based on a painting

 

Director’s Group C

 

March

Choreograph, lip sync and perform a production number from a musical

 

April

Group Video Assignment

 

May

Monologues from drama or prose (also act as final exams)

 

Scripts are available for purchase (around $9.00 + shipping) from these two licensing agencies:

 

Dramatists Play Service   http://www.dramatists.com/

 

Samuel French Inc.,              http://www.samuelfrench.com/

 

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SOME OF THESE PLAYS MAY CONTAIN ADULT LANGUAGE AND ADULT SITUATIONS SO STUDENTS ARE REMINDED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL SCENES ARE “ADJUSTED” TO MAKE THEM APPROPRIATE FOR CLASS.

 

IF THE “ADJUSTMENT” OF A SCENE PROVES TO BE DIFFICULT DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF ADULT CONTENT, THEN A DIFFERENT SCENE SHOULD BE CHOSEN.

 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTENT, SEE ME.