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Theater

This is an historical sampling of translated course descriptions for theater courses that have been taken by previous program participants outside of the Skidmore Center. This list should be used as a guide. Course numbers listed are not guaranteed and require department approval. Courses listed are not guaranteed to be offered during your semester in Paris. 

 

JPTH104  INTRODUCTION TO ACTING (3)
(Ecole de Théâtre de Paris or Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne)

The student is exposed to exercises designed to free the imagination through improvisation and theater games. Secondarily, training is offered in the basic skills of physical and vocal mastery, analytical insight into the text, and the ability to synthesize techniques so the student may acquire discipline in each area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of introductory theater course.


JPTH198  MOVEMENT FOR THE THEATRE (2)

(Ecole de Théâtre de Paris or Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne)

Physical training for the actor-performer taught from varying points of view depending on the instructor. Work in this course might include physical training, dance for actors, mime, stage combat, circus techniques. Instructors also direct students in the development of a personal, physical warm-up. This course may be repeated for a maximum of eight semester hours. Not for liberal arts credit.


JPTH203  INTERMEDIATE ACTING (3)

(Ecole de Théâtre de Paris or Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne)

Emphasis on deepening of the actor's imagination, concentration, awareness, and presence through rigorous physical improvisation. Students experience the integration of physical improvisation with textual work as the semester progresses. Students are exposed to a variety of theatrical approaches. Prerequisites:
Successful completion of introductory theater course or introductory course on 'movement for the theater.' 


JPTH204  INTERMEDIATE ACTING
(3)
(Ecole de Théâtre de Paris or Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne)

Through textual analysis, object exercises, and scene work, students experience the development of a role through the exploration of text and its relationship to the body in space. Students will develop their ability to read theatrical texts as they plan for their spatial, rhythmic and emotional work as performers. Students are exposed to a variety of theatrical approaches.Prerequisites: Successful completion of introductory theater course or introductory course on 'movement for the theater,' and introductory acting course.


JPTH304  SPECIAL STUDIES IN ACTING (3)

(Ecole de Théâtre de Paris or Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne)

An open series of acting studies capable of ranging from Shakespearean scene study to musical comedy, from Grotowski training to acting for the epic theater. The specific area of study could be determined by the opportunities of a particular production season, by the training of a visiting artist, or by the interests of faculty or a given group of students. Prerequisites: Successful completion of introductory theater course, introductory course on 'movement for the theater,' and two intermediate acting courses.