Homer’s Odyssey is one of the foundational texts of Western literature. It has influenced everything from Greek Tragedy to James Joyce to Science Fiction to computer games. It’s the prototype for all journeys beset with dangers and thrills and challenges. Such journeys are called “odysseys”.
It’s a long and extraordinary poem full of atmosphere, character and incident, including the one-eyed man-eating …
Acting Shakespeare: The Dangerous World of Julius Caesar
An exciting, varied and practical acting course, exploring Shakespeare’s famous drama of political assassination, demagoguery and Civil War.
A fragile democracy appears to be under threat from a military strongman.
Brutus is a close ally of Julius Caesar but is persuaded that the only means of stopping his rise to power is assassination. …
Sometimes called ‘The Muscle of the Soul’, the human voice is a fundamental instrument of communication – expressing information, emotion and character.
It is versatile and expressive;
It sings, speaks, chants, sighs, laughs, cries, yawns, squeaks, and groans.
It probably tells other people more about ourselves than any other single aspect of our being.
And yet many people struggle with their voices; feel they …
What makes a good storyteller? How can an audience be gripped, moved and excited by a story?
Storytelling is a challenging, fascinating and multi-faceted branch of theatre which gives great pleasure to participants and audiences alike.
Participants will learn games, tricks and exercises designed to improve their storytelling capabilities, including vocal range and strength, powers of characterisation and transformation, the rhythm of …
in situ: has explored and applied Physical Theatre techniques in many of its works, notably Aeschylus’ Oresteia and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
This wide-ranging course will appeal to anyone – including actors, dancers, storytellers, performance artists – interested in exploring the potential of the expressive powers of the body.
The emphasis is on exploration, fun and the harnessing of the imagination. It is not …
An eight-week course exploring ways of making text come alive in performance.
During this course we will be exploring many different approaches to the staging and interpretation of text, especially dialogue. This will include approaches to the creation of character; the use of space; the different possible approaches to interaction with and positioning of an audience and many other aspects of …
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, producing some of the most famous plays in existence.
This lively and entertaining course explores the daring new techniques in situ: has applied to old masterpieces such as Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex, …
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