Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Advanced Acting Technique Integration: A Capstone Course Proposal
by Pelikan, Lisa, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 54; 10786013
Abstract (Summary)

Acting students enrolled in theatre training programs often receive excellent instruction in voice, movement, and acting techniques respectively; however, there are few opportunities, in most of these programs, to incorporate these skills into one integrated class prior to graduation. This Project Report proposes the creation, development, and implementation of such a Capstone Integration Course. The curriculum of this proposed course relies on the author’s cumulative experience of several decades in the acting profession, primarily the following four pillars: (1) early training at the Juilliard School of Drama, (2) experiences teaching undergraduates in the California State University system, (3) a lifetime of study in the art of acting in professional conservatories and under master teachers, and (4) private coaching of professional actors in the field of theatre and film. This report claims that the proposed course fulfills a vital need in the education of student-actors, by preparing them for sustained and successful careers as professional actors.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Gorman, Hugh
Commitee: Caban, Andrea, Janisheski, Jeff
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Theatre Arts
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Pedagogy, Theater, Performing Arts
Keywords: Acting techniques, Actor training, Fitzmaurice voicework, Meisner, Stanislavski, Teaching acting
Publication Number: 10786013
ISBN: 9780438196421
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