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Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is an introductory course for acting--and if you join the theatre department then it fulfils your Acting 1 course. Here you learn the basics for theatrical acting through the methods of Uda Hagen, Standford Meisner, among others; this includes techniques such as method acting and the Meisner technique as well as how to execute slaps and convey realistic emotions through choice/expression of words. It was an incredibly helpful run-through of acting and Prof. Eichenlaub and Edwards were phenomenal. Absolutely worth taking.
The highlights to this course were learning from theatre actors themselves. Every acting course at UCF is taught by real-world actors and they definitely give students their tips and tricks to become a better actor. 3 of the more prevalent aspects of class were Uda Hagen, Meisner technique, and method acting. These 3 topics studied in class were extraordinarily helpful in growing as an actor and by actually practicing these techniques as opposed to simply reading and writing about them helped apply the material to practical real-life situations.
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This is an intro class, so come in with an open mind and be ready to make a fool of yourself. As Sacha Guitry puts it, "Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness."