What is the course about?
The course provides a practical opportunity to explore the acting demands of various classical playwrights including work from the Greeks, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, through to the works of Oscar Wilde. Working creatively and collaboratively you will work in some depth on a scene and or solo monologue.
What will we cover?
Demystifying complex language, working with verse, exploring character, the ensemble, Monologue/scene work.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Perform classical text with greater confidence
Recognise and perform verse with greater confidence
Work collaboratively to perform an ensemble piece
Analyse and break down text for practical performance
Prepare and perform a monologue.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will participate in large and small group work, in pairs and have the opportunity to also work on a solo piece.
There will be some preparation outside of class, depending on the nature/demands of particular scene work.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Text will be supplied. You may bring a classical monologue of your choice to explore in class if you wish. Please bring something to write with. Where comfortable clothing and footwear for physical warm ups.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details