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New Course Supplement 2017

THEA 10.71 Plays OnStage: Acting Comedy

An advanced acting class in the art of performing comedy, focusing on David Ives’ School for Lies, his “translaptation” of Moliere’s Misanthrope.  Building on the basics of Acting I, this course will examine how the fundamentals of acting are adapted to playing a heightened comedic text, in this case the rhymed couplets of one of the theatre’s most brilliant current wordsmiths.  Students will be introduced to a broad range of comedic performance, past and present, from sketch comedy to standup to films and television, developing a vocabulary of reference points, styles, and approaches to be applied in their rehearsals of School for Lies.  The course will culminate in a public presentation of the play. Roles may be shared.

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