11th Grade Drama - Course Description

Friday, October 24, 2014

The class studies the dramatic form of the monologue, beginning with Shakespeare, moving to excerpts from modern plays, and ending with their own compositions. The students examine how language reveals character through the use of literary and theatrical devices. They also explore the acting techniques of the Russian director, Constantin Stanislavski, and his student, Michael Chekhov, as a way of further revealing character onstage. The class culminates in a performance of one of their monologues for an invited audience.