Staging and Interpretation
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 staging. We will be looking at mainstream approaches to all this but also at more radical, exploratory and experimental ones, which are every bit as interesting and are a special feature of in situ:‘s performance work.
We will be concentrating on two sets of dialogues, one from Shakespeare’s formidable tragedy King Lear and another from a play by the great Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, called Hedda Gabler.
Through working on these two pieces we will have the opportunity to explore the world of Shakespeare – especially Shakespeare’s language which is fabulously good but not always easy for people who are not used to it; while the Ibsen will give opportunities to explore more modern psychologistic approaches amongst other things.
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.
Summer term: Thursday April 30 – Thursday June 18, 2015
Venue: St. Philips Church Centre, Cambridge CB1 3AN | Map
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm