Acting For Classical Text – Intermediate A 5-day intermediate acting course

Short Courses for Adults

Acting For Classical Text – Intermediate

Key Information
  • Suitable for

    Intermediate, age 18+

  • Dates

    Monday 15 – Friday 19 July 2024

  • Tuition


  • Location

    Downside Road, Bristol

  • Cost


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On the intermediate level Acting for Classical Text course, you will enhance your mastery over the nuances of classical text. The five days of the course will take you through the principal elements of performing classical text, including language, vocal techniques, character psychology, physicality and movement. You will also engage in hands-on scene work, applying the techniques learned to present individual monologues as well as ensemble scenes. The course culminates in a final showcase to demonstrate your skills in a supportive environment.

This course builds upon the foundational skills taught as part of the beginner level Acting for Classical Text course in April 2024. However, it is not mandatory to attend the beginner level courses prior to attending the intermediate course. We welcome individuals with a working knowledge of performing classical texts to sign up directly to this course.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The School is a world leader in acting training, and the support available from your tutors will help you develop your natural talents and confidence in performance design.

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> Explore advanced elements of classical language, including metre variations and linguistic nuances;
> Develop in-depth vocal technique for clear and resonant projection;
> Gain an understanding of character psychology and physicality to authentically portray complexities;
> Learn about ‘actioning’ – breaking down scripts into actionable objective for specificity;
> Engage in hands-on scene work, including monologue presentation and ensemble scenes.

This is a full-time, Monday to Friday short course. Sessions run from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. This course is taught in our acting studios at Downside Road.

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018