Course Description

Elementary Acting I – the Actor’s Instrument

DRAM 237

Fall Term 2014

Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. 

Room 104 Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Office: Basement of Theological Hall – room 010

Office Hours: 2:30 pm-4:00 pm on Mondays and 11:30 am-1:00 pm on Tuesdays or anytime by appointment

Learning Outcomes

 Drama 237 has been devised to provide an opportunity for you, the student:

            1)   To develop an appreciation for the art of theatre performance by attending productions and writing critically about various aspects of what you have experienced


2)   To develop an understanding of the various skills that make up the art of acting and by developing these skills through participation in class exercises on topics such as emotional recall, sensitivity, vocal and physical characterization and text analysis.


3)   To develop an understanding of the interdependence of the actor’s internal life, thinking and feeling and its physical manifestation


4)   To develop communication and collaboration skills by sharing personal observations with others in the class and by actively participating in group exercises and presentations


5)   To further develop a critical perspective about the world in which we live and in which we create by sensitively observing and responding to class experiences through the writing of a weekly journal


6)   To further develop as a life-long-learner by integrating the knowledge, skills and values that are addressed in this class



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