Tragedy in Performance
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.
in situ: has performed many of them, applying daring new techniques to old masterpieces: Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Shakespeare’s Macbeth; Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler; Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape and many more. We’ve recently completed and performed Aeschylus’ Oresteia Trilogy and are currently working on a production of Hamlet to be performed in March 2016.
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.
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.
Spring term: Tuesday January 19 – Tuesday March 8
Venue: St. Philips Church Centre, Cambridge CB1 3AN | Map
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm