Acting Class Syllabus
Syllabus ACTING 17-18 Mr. Salter, Instructor
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
Directors Group A
Duet Scenes from plays by David Lindsay-Abaire, John Patrick Shanley or any 21st Century play.
Small Group Discussion 2
Director’s Group B
Director’s Group B (Cont’d)
Small Group Discussion 3
Original 10-minute plays based on a painting
Director’s Group C
Choreograph, lip sync and perform a production number from a musical
Group Video Assignment
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/
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.