Journal Entry Week 1
Our first day of class was Friday the 28 th. I can tell that I will enjoy this class because we
already got into the nitty-gritty of acting exercises and warmups, which I feel I really can benefit
from. Aside from bei
Journal Entry Week 2
Sunday August 30th was the first time the first time I prepared for a monologue in a long
time. After reading Anton Chekhovs Ivanov, I realized that I identified with Ivanov, the
protagonist, more so than anyone else.
Journal Entry Week 4
I felt as if Anne Bogarts Violence reading spoke directly to me. The main point of that
article was about choosing something and sticking with it. If one is sure of ones choices, then
this call off when one presents a
Journal Entry Week 5
We had one class on Friday this week. One interesting monologue we saw in class was
Aarons monologue from Uncle Vanya. He was good at staying in character for his performance,
and he said his lines with a Russian acce
Journal Entry Week 9
Our rehearsal before the final presentation was quite useful. I wrote down all of the
notes that Professor Rovegno had given us in the previous class presentation. The main thing that
I worked on was being more attent
Journal Entry Week 10: Rehearsal Checklists
Exercise 14.1: Prerehearsal Checklist
I have read the whole play.
I have a grasp of the story.
I have charted the plot.
I understand the play.
The genre is a realist drama, tak
Journal Entry Week 6: Creating a Character Exercises
Exercise 13.1: Thinking as your Character Sentence Completion:
I am happiest when I save a life.
I daydream about Yelena.
My mind is set on finding love, though it doe
Journal Entry Week 8
When Emily and I presented our scenes off book, the class laughed again but not quite as
much. We realized that we really need to veer away from the hilarity of the scene. As Astrov, I
need not seem so inadvertently c
Journal Entry Week 7
When Emily and I presented our first table version of my scene from Uncle Vanya where
Astrov flirts with Yelena, the audience laughed many times. I did not know that this would be the
reaction to my advances on Yelena
Journal Entry Week 3
In class we did an exercise where we were to count to twenty, as a group. One person
would say a number at a time, and if two people were to speak out at the same time, we would
have to start over. We were able to cou