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Mark F. Jenkins
DRAMA 490
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Acting-Directing

Class description

This class will be an introduction to approaches for effectively understand and acting Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters", using the techniques of Constantin Stanislavski. You should gain new, practical and enilivening acting tools. You will experience the difference between approximate and specific behavior on stage.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

I will be introducing some of the principles of the Stanislavski system and applying them to the play. Scenes from throught the play will be rehearsed in specific ways. We will investigate the given and implied circumstances of the play as a foundation. We eill examine what allows an actor to focus on the character's intention as if it were his/her own.

Recommended preparation

Read the play carefully and often. Research turn-of-the-century Russia.

Class assignments and grading

You will be asked to rehearse with partners outside of class and during the class.

Committment, willingness to experiment, amount of growth, ultimated effectiveness with assigned techiques, attendance.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mark F. Jenkins
Date: 06/17/2004