Beginners, age 18+
Friday 5 – Sunday 7 April 2024
Downside Road, Bristol
The immersive, three-day Acting for Classical Text short course is designed as an introduction to skills for analysing classical texts and performing characters believably. This course is suitable if you are completely new to acting, act as a hobby or are considering full-time conservatoire training as a next stop. Over the duration of the course, you will gain a practical understanding of the nuances of classical text, including language, verse, historical context and body language, with ample opportunities to engage in hands-on scene work.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The support and feedback available from your tutor will help you develop your natural talents and confidence in theatre acting.
> Learn how to navigate the language of classical texts – heightened language, verse, iambic pentameter and poetic forms;
> Understand the meaning and historical context of classical text and use it to inform your character portrayal;
> Hone skills in using body language and movement to embody characters;
> Apply these skills in hands-on scene work from classical plays, focusing on interaction, pacing and conveying emotional depth.
This is a full-time, Friday-Sunday course. Sessions run from 09:30 to 17:00. This course is taught in our rehearsal studios at Downside Road.
Applicants must be aged 18 or over by the time of the course start date.
If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will receive a full refund only if you notify the school at least 7 days prior to the start of the course. For cancellations, contact [email protected]