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Script Analysis (HCP-SA)

Location: 

120 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014

Length: 

74 hours (32 weeks).

Dates: 

September 2012 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: examine and analyze the text of any given play to mine for dramatic details, listing specifics about the circumstances that reveal its place, time, and characters, and using active lines of questioning to investigate specific issues; discover and identify sub-text in a given text; define “Beats” within a scene and dissect the text to outline where they begin and end; construct a complete picture of the world of the play through research into the literature, art and music of the time;and  actively apply text analysis to acting work in Scene Study class and beyond.

Instruction: 

This is an immersive classroom based course. This course gives students a chance to explore a play in depth. Working slowly, the class opens up every detail that may help students inhabit a character, diving into the world of the play through the literature, art and music of the time. Students explore the circumstances that define the characters, relationships, time and place. Students examine the language of the play and discern how it varies from character to character and how it changes depending on the needs of the people involved. Students open their imaginations and creative impulses, make discoveries that support dramatic action and take exciting steps into the world of the play.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours in Dramatic Arts, Dramatic Literature or Theatre Arts (8/17). NOTE: All courses that comprise the Hagen Core Training Program must be completed to gain access to credit recommendations. 

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