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New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
ACT162 Text in Action
Formerly ACT141 Text Analysis and Shakespeare
Version 1: 48 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 24 hours (8 weeks).
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Version 1: September 2007 - July 2014. Version 2: August 2014 - December 2019.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and identify the elements of a story; identify the given circumstances of a script; break down a script into beats for performance; assign an active verb or action for each line of dialogue and physical action; start to create a character based on facts given in the script; apply prior course learning to the analysis of a Shakespearean text; perform a Shakespearean soliloquy in an audition situation; and examine and perform sonnets, monologues, and soliloquies paying particular attention to tempi, dynamics, and diction.
Version 1 and 2: In this course, students begin to break down a script for performance and learn the structure and elements of story and dramatic action, and how to make acting choices based on dialogue, stage directions, and given circumstances. Over the course of instruction, students move from analysis to the practical application of scripted scene work.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (6/07) (8/08). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (6/07) (8/08) (8/14 revalidation).