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Acting Chekhov

May 24, 2005

Partridge, Denny
Acting Chekhov

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Denny is very approachable and understanding. Shes accomodating to your desires in class and has great intentions to help you improve. However, she certainly wont precisly tell you what she wants from you. She tries to "draw it out" from you, in an almost socratic method of asking you questions. Sometimes its frustrating because you're not sure what to do. Also, this class takes up a LOT of time. Its a 3 hour class and then you have to meet with scene partners for 4 hours outside of class. Trying to coordinate that was a hassle and stressful and in addition to that you spend soooo much time on the material on your own. Its a fun class but takes up a ton of time and effort-- shes also a tough grader so dont expect an A even though you worked your butt off--which is really frustrating.

Workload:

4 Chekhov plays with different partners each time. You do one per week almost and revisit soem scenes which you liked at the end in a final presentation to whcih friends are invited. You can also work on a monologue for the final which is nice to have as an actor.

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