OYN-101 Principles of the Art of Acting

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    Division (Faculty/School): KONSERVATUAR                           Department/Program:           Department of Scene
                      Instructor Name:         Prof.                  e-mail: melis-

                               Office:                               Office Hours:
                Course Title: Principles of the Art of Acting
                       Course Code:           OYN-101                Language:                       Kyrgyz
                               Year:          2010-2011              Must/Elective:                  Must
                               Semester: I                           Hours per Week:
                               Credit:       143    ECTS             Prerequisite
                               Time:                                 Classroom:504, Amfi 204
     Method and Techniques: Lectures & Lessons with Text, Images, Videos/Movies & Audio/Sound.
          Course Description: Significance of the offered program bases on advanced theater school of stage theorist-
                               K.S. Stanislavsky. The school ldid not appear in the theater vacuum, but it grew up
                               organically from achievement of the world realistic theater, synthezised itsexperience
                               spontaneity elements in theater pedagogy and added the peculiarities of genuine
                               scientific nature to Stanislavsky’s system. The goal of the program is practical
                               mastering of school’s fundamentals which has served as the foundation of the Kyrgyz
                               theater art. Herewith, a serious attention will be paid to theater issues of the theater art.
           Course Objectives:
         Learning Outcomes:
(expected knowledge & ability
                   at the end)
           Required Textbook K.S. Stanislavskiy ‘Rabota aktera nad soboy’, ‘G.Kristi ‘Vospitanie aktera shkolı
               and Material: Stanislavskogo’, A. Shımkınskiy ‘Rabota s nachinayushimi akterami nad
                               uprajneniyami’. Yu. Shıhmatov ‘Stsenicheskie etyudı’

     Supplementary Textbook
                and Material:
             Grading Policy:
               Four-Point Grading Scale                               Five-Point Grading Scale (Kyrgyz System)
         Percentage                Course Grade                        Course Grade                Coefficient
           92-100                 AA         4.0                             5
            86-91                 BA         3.5
            80-85                 BB         3.0                               4
             73-79                     CB             2.5
             67-72                     CC             2.0
             60- 66                    DC             1.5                      3                           Pass
             55-59                     DD             1.0
             50-54                     FD             0.5                      2
             00-49                     FF             0.0
                                       F1             0.0                      2                       Not Attended

Academic Policies:     Please, refer to the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University Student Handbook.
   Course Plan:           Date                       Subject
       1. Week                       Debates about theater art: What art would young people chosen the
                                     profession devote themselves? What is the theater ideal, and its servants-
                                     actors, if they wouldlıke to realiz, what can          bring the highest moral
                                     pleasure to the actor and audience? ‘How does she (he) understand the
                                     aphorism: ‘To love the art      in your soul, but not yourself in the art!’
       2. Week                       Debates about theater art: Distinctive features of the theater arts and other
                                     types of artwork; about K.S. Stanislavsky’s book on internal theater
                                     interrelations, what art do we refer to moral and what art do we call
       3. Week                       Debates        about the profession of actor;-What is it actor’s systematical
                                     labor, self-exactingness and self-criticism, attentive and well-wishing
                                     treatment to comrades, ‘irreconcilability to various abnormal phenomena in
                                     the creative staff.
       4. Week                       About main trends of actor’s art. What is it K. Stanislavsky’s school? What
                                     ıs the dıffernce betwwen ‘ımagınatıon’ school and ‘feelıng’ school? What
                                     do we call today: ‘dılettantızm’, ‘art’? lıst of lıterature on the mentioned
       5. Week                       Start of practical classes on actor’s educatıon. Subject: Actıon ıs the basıs of
                                     theater art. Overcomıng of unfavorable condıtıons of creation publicity-
                                     mastering the process of organic action; performıng sımplest daıly-lıfe
                                     actıons (see, hear, fınd, read) etc.
       6. Week                       Elements of study quickness, noiselessness, lightness, elegance in simplest
                                     actions. Complication of simplest actions in tempos, rhythms, character of
                                     movements. Repeat of movement to music. Cultivating distinction and
                                     organization skills.
       7. Week                       Exercise for overcoming muscular clutches. Artificial creation of ‘Muscle
                                     tension’ and ‘tension relief’. Student’s mastering of the method of self-
                                     checking and self –relief of some muscle groups.
       8. Week                       Subject: ‘Perception and observation’ What is it ‘preliminary perception’ of
                                     the visual environment. Keen attention exercise, sense organs use ability
                                     exercise under conditions of scenic fiction.

       9. Week                        Exercise directed for development of acoustic perception, smell, taste.
                                      Conducting of intermediate examination on ‘acting techniques’
       10. Week                       Exercise for ‘keenness of observation’, (determination of mood by
                                      appearance, determination of human intercommunications by their behavior.
                                      Composition of brief written story by observation.
       11. Week                       Subject: ‘Memory for perceived feelings and performed observations’.
                                      ‘Emotional memory, impressionability and development of creative
                                      thinking. Exercise for memory restoration of visual, acoustic and other
                                      images of reality. (Final purpose of the exercise is to obtain accuracy and
                                      clarity of perception)
       12. Week                       The action made before audience under conditions of fiction. (today, here,
                                      now) Offered circumstances, justification of assigned action by fiction.
                                      Complication of simplest actions by change of task for a performer.
       13. Week                       Selection of the most interesting exercises from student’s works and
                                      composition of etudes for control lesson.
       14. Week                       Selection of the most interesting exercises from student’s works and
                                      composition of etudes for control lesson.
       15. Week                      Selection of the most interesting exercises from student’s works and
                                     composition of etudes for control lesson.
       16. Week                       Musical, scenographic of etudes, rehearsals, draft runs-through, control

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