TPP2700 - Freeing the Actor's Voice (AA)
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
An academic study and practical application of the efficient and effective use of the breathing mechanism, as well as the speaking voice in accordance with physical movement, particularly in meeting the special demands of acting for the stage. A study of principles of good voice and articulation of general American speech, Standard British, American Southern, and other dialects as created in theatrical performance. The theories and principles of the course will be applied in written assignments, theatrical monologues before the class, and through vocal/physical exercises performed in class, and at home.