M.A. Theatre

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
In Nainital

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Typology Master
Start Nainital
Duration 2 Years
  • Master
  • Nainital
  • Duration:
    2 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Srinagar, 246174, Uttaranchal, India
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Starts On request
Srinagar, 246174, Uttaranchal, India
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Course programme

M.A Part I Total Marks: 900

First Paper

Acting Practical: Max. Marks - 150

1. Voice and Speech :
1. Exercise in speech for the student to achieve breath control, clarity, audibility.
2. Application to verse and prose of increasing length, singing, speech and style, speech and movements. Hindi, Urdu, Garhwali diction.

Books Prescribed:
1. Voice production and speech by Greta Colson
2. Voice and the actor by Cicely Berry

1. Movement and Space
1. Study through practice of gestures postures and movements as agents of expression of human experience and activity, both mental and physical.

2. Movements based on Indian traditional forms.

1. Yoga

1. Yoga aims at making the students physically fit through the practice of Asanas, Kriyas and Pranayama.
2. Helps them to acquire an increased degree of alertness and concentration.
3. Enables them to makes full use of their voice and to explore their potential.

Books Prescribed
1. An actor prepares - Constanin Stanislavsky.
2. Yoga Book On - Ram Dev

Second Paper

Acting Theory: Max. Marks - 150

Four aspects of ‘ABHINAYA' according to NATYASHASTRA


Books Prescribed

1. NATYACHATRA - Bharatmuni.
2. An Actor Prepares - Stanislavsky

Third Paper

History and Drama Literature: Max. Marks - 150
A. Inian Drama
(i) Special reference to Bengali, Marathi, Parsi, IPTA, Hindi Theatre.
(ii). Modern Indian Drama up to till date.
B. Western Drama

(i). Modern and post modern theatre.

1. Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
2. Waiting for Godot - Samuel Becket

Books Recommended

1. The Indian Theatre - Adya Rangacharya.
2. The Essential Theatre - O.G Broket
3. NATYACHATRA - Bharatmuni.

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