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New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

ACT163 Shakespeare

Formerly ACT141 Text Analysis and Shakespeare
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 48 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 24 hours (8 weeks).
Dates: 

Version 1: September 2007 - July 2014. Version 2: August 2014 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: 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; begin 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; examine and perform sonnets, monologues, and soliloquies paying particular attention to tempi, dynamics, and diction. Version 2: Students will be able to: demonstrate a basic analysis of Shakespeare's text; take direction on an interpretation of the text by a director; demonstrate the diction necessary to communicate the text clearly; and competently demonstrate a Shakespeare performance in an audition situation.

Instruction: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

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).

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