Claudio Medeiros

Associate Professor of Theatre

 
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ARDV0116 - The Creative Process      

The Creative Process
In this course, students will have the opportunity to dig deeply into their own creativity and explore the processes by which ideas emerge and are given shape in the arts. The experiential nature of this course integrates cognition and action, mind and body. Students will engage a range of modes of discovering, knowing, and communicating, which are designed to push them beyond their present state of awareness and level of confidence in their creative power. Practical work will be closely accompanied by readings and journaling, culminating with the creation and performance of a short project. (First- and second-year students only; Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1364) 3 hrs. lect. ART

Fall 2013

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FYSE1432 - Sexuality and Power on Stage      

Sexuality and Power on Stage: Female Trouble, Closet Homos, and Shameless Queers
What do Webster’s Duchess of Malfi, Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, and Kushner’s Angels in America have in common? In this seminar we will study a selection of major Western dramatic works in which bodies and their desires constitute the central problem for society and the state. Students will learn how to analyze dramatic texts from the director’s as well as the actor’s perspective by focusing on action, diction, characterization, and large themes. Secondary readings will locate each text within its specific historical context. In addition to discussions we will stage scenes and watch cinematic renderings of the plays when available. 3 hrs. sem. ART CMP CW

Fall 2014

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THEA0102 - Acting I: Beginning Acting      

Acting I: Beginning Acting
Rigorous physical and psychophysical exercises attempt to break through the cultural and psychological barriers that inhibit an open responsiveness to impulses, to the environment, and to others. Attempt is made to free personal response within improvised scenes and, eventually, within the narrative structure of a naturalistic scene. Attention is given to various theories of acting technique. Students are expected to audition for departmental shows. (First- and second-year students only) 3 hrs. lect./individual labs ART

Fall 2015, Spring 2016

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THEA0208 - Theatre History      

Theatre History
Using the dramatic text as the primary focus, this course will chart the progression of theatre from its ritualistic origins to the advent of modern drama. This survey will include an overview of theatrical architecture, the evolution of design and acting styles, and the introduction of the director. Since theatre does not exist in a void, a consideration of the social, cultural, political, and scientific milieu of each era studied will be included in the course. 2 1/2 hrs. lect./discussion & 1 screening per week ART CMP EUR HIS

Fall 2015

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THEA0214 - Directing I: Beginning      

Directing I: Beginning
As a group, students will analyze one or two plays to discover the process involved in preparing a script for production. Attention will be given to production and design concepts, textual values, auditions, rehearsals, and the structuring of a performance in time and space. Students will also cast and direct one or more scenes to be worked on and performed in class. The practical work is combined with written analysis. (Approval required; ARDV 0116, THEA 0102) 4 hrs. lect.

Spring 2014, Spring 2015

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THEA0220 - Spring Production Studio: Act      

Spring Production Studio: Acting
The cast works as part of a company, interpreting, rehearsing, and performing a play. Those receiving credit can expect to rehearse four to six nights a week. Appropriate written work is required. Participation in the course is determined by auditions held during the term prior to the performance. (Approval required) 3 hrs. lect. ART

Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016

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THEA0500 - Intermediate Indep Project      

Intermediate Independent Project
In consultation with their advisors, theatre majors in design may propose a THEA 0500 Intermediate Independent Project. Preliminary proposal forms approved by the student's advisor will be submitted to the program by March 1st of the preceding academic year for those wanting credit in the fall or winter terms and by October 1st for those wanting credit in the spring term. Projects will conform to the guidelines that are available in the theatre office. Students are required to attend a weekly THEA 0500/0700 seminar.

Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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THEA0505 - Intermediate Ind. Project      

Intermediate Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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THEA0700 - Senior Project      

Senior Independent Project
Senior work is required. In consultation with their advisors, theatre majors may propose a THEA 0700 Independent Project. Preliminary proposal forms approved by the student's advisor will be submitted to the program by March 1st of the preceding academic year for those wanting credit in the fall or winter terms and by October 1st for those wanting credit in the spring term. Projects will conform to the guidelines that are available in the theatre office. Students are required to attend a weekly THEA 0500/0700 seminar.

Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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THEA1022 - Kennedy CTR ACTF Preparation      

Kennedy Center ACTF Preparation
In this course the designated instructor will work with all Theatre majors who have been selected to participate and compete in this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival/ New England Region. The group may include actors, designers, playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs. This course will combine group sessions and individual coaching, and will cover areas such as choice of audition material, critical analysis of text, appropriate research for plays and characters, portfolio preparation, coaching of scenes and monologues, and oral presentation skills. The instructor will prepare the students and accompany them to the festival during the last week of winter term. (Approval required) WTR

Winter 2015

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