Analysis through Action

School of Drama: Dramatic Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Analysis through Action

Fall 2019

Taught By: Annelise Lawson

Section: A

CRN: 5638

Credits: 2

Analysis through Action is a Russian methodology for actors and directors which emanated out of the last experiments of Stanislavski and has evolved generationally up to today’s brilliant Russian avant-garde directors. A dynamic interplay between intensive text analysis and exploratory improvisations, called études or “probes,” leads to profound, unexpected and joyous discoveries about the poetic heart of the play, its characters, and the vitality of the production. This is a two-semester course in which the texts are the four major plays of Anton Chekhov. In the initial semester, The Cherry Orchard will be the sole play for the full class; in the following semester, the class will be divided into three ensembles, each group working on one of the other three Chekhov plays. After this course, you will never read a play, play a character, or make a production the same way. That’s a dare.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Dramatic Arts (TDRM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:46pm 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 2:45pm - 5:15pm

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 109

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 106

Date Range: 12/17/2019 - 12/17/2019