Drama Courses

Methods

Main work areas

Physical movement

observation and concentration, tensions and stasis, posture, gait and analysis, perception of one's body and stage space, work on individual and common rhythm, relationship with partners, action and reaction, intention and motivation of actions

Voice and word

diction, phonetics and accents, breathing, diaphragm, resonators, articulation, vocality, voice emission, vocal awareness, expressiveness and volume, intonation and timbre, rhythm and pauses

Actor training

improvisation, status, physical actions, character creation, Given Circumstances, PG, 5 senses, monologue, musical recitation, techniques of Stanislavksij, Strasberg, Mejerchol'd, J. Lecoq,

M. Cechov, A. Boal, Commedia dell'Arte etc.

Text

notes on theater history, comprehension, interpretation and analysis of text, study of character, reading and rewriting of plays (meaning keys, captions, description,narration, dramatization)

Staging

script, rehearsal, theater space, scenography, lighting, music, costumes

Structure of the lessons

Greeting

Goal: relax, attention, concentration and group work

  • Meet and greetings

  • Continuity of the process: talk about the previous lesson and present the day lesson

  • Relaxation exercises and warm-up

Main activity

  • Program of the day: theoretical and practical work

  • Ex: working on the breath, body and movement, improvisations, vocal exercises, dramatization etc.

Reflection
Goal: closing and introduction to next lesson

  • Brief summary of the work done

  • Why have we done and how to improve it

  • Homework

Exercises and activity

Body: relaxation techniques and body perception
Space: become self aware and of one's environment
Emotions: be in touch and recognize one's emotions
Group: exercises of trust and courage
Relationship: the monologue and dialogue
Characters: building and development 
Stage: creation of the environment
Rhythm and timing: telling of a story on the stage
Improvisation: with body and voice

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