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THE 111 – Acting III:Voice & Speech

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Study of the basics of voice production and Standard American Speech; exercises and practice focusing on freeing the voice and developing good vocal habits. Spring. Prerequisite: THE 010 and Instructor permission.

Section Description: The voice creates the primary connection between character and audience. In this acting class, our work on voice and speech will help participants express the inner life of a character and uncover the richness of any text. We will explore contemporary scenes, Shakespeare, poetry, and political speeches in conjunction with various exercises to help achieve greater vocal freedom. Participants will learn the fundamentals of IPA, Standard American Stage Dialect, and gain a self-awareness of their own sound and their voice’s potential. Our work on developing the voice will help achieve a more intuitive response to language.

CRN: 15054

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 6/16

Days Time Location
MW 09:40 - 10:55 ROYALL TYLER THR 390

Instructor(s): Craig A Maravich

Meeting Dates: 19 Jan 2016 - 04 May 2016