Synopses of Courses - acting courses
First Year Courses
The Fundamentals of Acting
The History of Theater - Ancient Greece and Rome
the theatrical space, dramatic conventions, theatrical conventions, the central dramatic forms of the western world (tragedy and comedy), and the components of theater production (costumes and masks, the use of stage props, acting styles, music).
The Fundamentals of Acting: Masks
The use of masks gives the actors freedom to freely express impulses that arise from their inner selves. The pleasure the actors derive from acting, using the mask frees their creative imagination to construct a new theatrical figure and often surprises both fellow actors and the audience. Through the masks the actors discover the many theatrical images within themselves.
Voice Training and Singing
Working with Texts
The object of the course is to awaken the imagination and emphasize the difference between theater based on literary texts and theater based on improvisations. Much work will be done on learning the basic components of acting: voice, movement and the use of the “stage space” as the meeting place where all the aesthetics of theater are enacted.
Acting - Personal Aspects
The object of the course is to awaken the imagination and emphasize the difference between theater based on literary texts and theater based on improvisations. Much work will be done on learning the basic components of acting: voice, movement and the use of the “stage space” as the meeting place.
The History of Theater in East Asia
Second Year Courses
Voice Training II
understanding the situations the story evokes, developing the feeling of “control of the audience”, developing a personal rhythm by which the story “tells itself”, understanding that words alone do not tell the story a mood must be created through the charisma of the actor, who is able to enter into the “soul of the story”.
Third Year Courses
Voice Training and Singing III
The following subjects will be pursued: breathing, proper diction, support, exactness of intonation, phrasing, the art of interpretation. Teaching methods: besides exercises for all students, there will be individual treatment in which the difficulties encountered by each student will be treated and ways found to help them.