The Anatomy of an Actress: Meryl Streep Onscreen

Course Dates: 
June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
RoseLynn Katz
Course Catalogs: 
2015 Summer

1st four weeks

We will look at many facets of Meryl Streep’s acting, from such diverse roles as the young mother who leaves her husband and child in Kramer vs. Kramer to Julia Child in Julie and Julia.  Key scenes from these roles will be shown, instead of the entire film, to best focus on such things as vocal techniques, accents, and body language.  The course will begin with biographical information on Streep.  Before each scene is shown, the instructor will describe the entire scope of each movie as well as the character Streep plays.  

RoseLynn Katz ( has written and starred in two one-woman shows, The Devil Touched My Tongue: The Wit and World of Dorothy Parker and A Visit with Golda Meir.  An active member of The Autumn Players, she heads the committee that selects plays to be performed as part of Readers’ Theatre Showcase and writes theatre reviews for The Asheville Citizen Times.   She has performed at 35below, Asheville Community Theatre, The Magnetic Field, and at North Carolina Stage Company.  She views certain movies countless times to watch and study great acting.