FAGS2005 Voice and Speech II (3 units)
- FAGS1007 Voice and Speech I
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This course continues the students' training in voice, speech and text from the work begun in Voice and Speech I. With continued exercises on the body, coupled with a larger array of vocal skills and increased imaginative capacity, students will have access to their expansive selves to serve the characters in plays. Students will also learn a variety of methodologies and extended vocal techniques, which can be applied to resonance, range, and vocal extremes.
This course will focus rigorously on applying voice into representative performance texts. Students will develop increased strength, flexibility and range through their exercises and work in accents, classical poetic text, heightened text, singing, and play, with the implied goal of empowering students to trust and apply their voice, follow their imagination, and bring life to language.
Students are required to keep an individual journal throughout the course. The progressive learning will create specific critical demands on learning, and students are expected to develop their ability to form judgments and enhance their understanding of the lectures, readings, and exercises. The journal will be an articulation of critical analysis, enhancement of personal reflection and self/peer appraisal.
The progression of in-class exercises/experiences, with two presentations on working with texts, a speech and a poet collage, is designed to further liberate students' natural voice and develop a better vocal technique that finally serves the freedom of students' expression. And the course will culminate in a play on stage, which is expected to be the outcome of a smooth transition into performance by consolidating, defining and expanding the vocal skills and knowledge accumulated in this advanced course.
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