Tragedy has been the most powerful and sublime dramatic form since the Ancient Greeks created it. The greatest playwrights from Aeschylus to Beckett and beyond have worked in this medium and produced some of the greatest plays in existence.
This spring, in situ: presents a new eight-week course exploring the use of tragedy in performance.
During this course, we will be exploring Tragedy in all its many fascinating aspects: looking at texts from The Greeks, Shakespeare and the Modern Period; trying out some of the acting techniques associated with Tragedy, such as Mask and Chorus; and using some of the experimental approaches to text and staging that in situ: has been developing over the past decade and a half.
This course is open to all, but some previous performing experience, not necessarily with in situ:, is an advantage. If you’re not sure if it’s the right course for you, get in touch and find out more.
Spring term: Tuesday January 19 – Tuesday March 8
Venue: St. Philips Church Centre, Cambridge CB1 3AN | Map
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
As with all of in situ:’s work, there will be a strong emphasis on physical and vocal technique. And, needless to say, the subject might be Tragedy but the classes are, first and foremost, FUN!
Participants will be asked to learn dialogues from Greek, Shakespearean and Modern Tragedy. These will all be supplied on booking.