• Booker T.Washington HSPVA—Theatre Department

    MonologueStudy

    kcogdill@dallasisd.org

     

    CourseDescription

    MonologueStudy is a one semester course for a student who is interested inlearning acting. The students will be preparing at least three monologues—onetype, one character and one classical—to have them ready for auditions forcolleges and in professional settings. The character notebook learned in Beginning Acting will be used.  In addition, the students will createcharacters using the Elements of the Arts used by Paul Baker

     

    CourseRequirement

    Pleasearrive on time and prepared for class. Promptness and attendance are mandatoryfor success in this course.  You shoulddress appropriately for class.  Classwill begin with a physical warm-up and each student is expected to createcharacters physically as well as vocally. You will be expected to develop a character notebook for each characteryou study.  It is necessary for you toturn work in on time and to correct notes given on initial performances.

    Appropriateaudience decorum is a major component in the theatre classes.  Pay close attention to anyone who isperforming in class and demand that same attention when you perform.

     

    CourseRequirement

    1.       The students will build onskills and techniques learned in prior acting classes including physicalwarm-ups.

    2.       The students will select,analyze using the Character Notebook, and perform a type monologue.

    3.       The students will select,analyze using the Character Notebook, and perform a character monologue.

    4.       The students will select,analyze using the Character Notebook, and perform a classical monologue.

    5.       The students will learn, studyand use Elements of the Arts as defined by Paul Baker in personal and characterwork.

     

    EVALUATION

    Classwork/Homework                                                    40%

    Tests:                                                                           25%

    Project:                                                                         20%

    Six-WeekTest Grade:                                                    15%

     

    CourseSyllabus/Schedule

    Weeks1-6:  Prepare one modern type monologueusing character notebook and character development process

                    using collage and characterwalk/line.  Perform for three times:  idea, lines and character.

    Weeks7-12:  Prepare one modern charactermonologue using character notebook and character development

                    process using rhythm and five-linestudy.  Perform for three times:  idea, lines and character.

    Weeks13-17:  Prepare one classical monologueusing character notebook and character development process. 

                    Perform for three times:  idea, lines and character.

    Week18:  Final Exam:  Jury presentation of two monologues

     

    Studentswill be graded daily for the work and participation in the class.