I Projected Learning Goals and Objectives:
The aim of this workshop is to help participants strengthen the tools of the teacher as well as the actor — speech, gesture, inner mobility, imagination, presence of mind, the ability to improvise, powers of observation, ensemble awareness.
II Overview of Course Content and Methods:
We will recap the work of the first-year course, using a variety of drama exercises to develop character and relationship. Most of our energies will be spent exploring planetary qualities. Improvisational techniques may provide the basis for never-before-imagined and never-again-performed scenes.
III Verification Requirements and Evaluation Methods:
Evaluation will be based solely upon the fullness of students’ participation.
IV Suggested Readings:
Peter Bridgmont, The Spearthrower (An Grianan, 1983)
Michael Chekhov, To the Actor (Harper and Row, 1953)
Keith Johnstone, Impro (Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1979)
David Sloan, Stages of Imagination (AWSNA Publications, 2001)
Viola Spolin, Improvisational Theatre (Northwestern, 1963)
Rudolf Steiner, “The Spiritual Individualities of the Planets”