This course is the study of scene development and text analysis for the actor. Students read six plays over the course of the semester and chose a scene to work on from each play assigned. Students will engage in conventional and non-conventional scene development and analysis while intensely studying subtext, hidden meanings, and character background. There will be many written and research based assignments related to each character developed. Students will harness a deep understanding of how a scene is conceived of, written and performed with a scholarly knowledge of the text and its origination. PREREQUISITE(S): THR102 and sophomore standing.