Adjunct Faculty in Theatre * School of Performing Arts
Wichita State University * College of Fine Arts
1845 Fairmount * Wichita, KS * 67260-0153
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THEA 243: Acting One
3 credit hours
Acting One emphasizes the internal techniques of acting, characterization, and the actor’s analysis of the play and the role.
1. Acquire a basic working knowledge of an approach to acting utilizing the fundamental principles of the Stanislavski system.
2. Expand creative/performance range through the development of performance skills.
3. Enhance awareness of and ability to use inner resources and the development of analytical skills needed for fundamental character and text analysis.
4. Develop a critical viewpoint about acting through observation of work of others including classroom scene work and viewing WSU theatre and musical theatre productions.
1. Learn fundamental elements of acting and how they can enhance performance.
2. Perform solo work and scenes.
3. Examine and evaluate the work of others to 1) help peers learn, and 2) develop a critical eye.
SUGGESTED READING LIST
Title followed by author in parenthesis. If there is a PN# following the author it is the call number of the book at the WSU Ablah Library.
An Actor Prepares (Konstantin Stanislavski)
Building A Character (Konstantin Stanislavski)
Creating A Role
An Actor’s Handbook (Konstantin Stanislavski)
My Life in Art
PN2728.S78 A32 1948
On the Technique of Acting
True and False
Sanford Meisner on Acting
(Sanford Meisner & Dennis Longwell)
Respect for Acting
Stella Adler: On The Art and Technique of Acting
(Stella Adler & Howard Kissel)
A Dream of Passion: the development of the method
The Empty Space
(My business website)