Acting Summer School 2017 - Adults
An opportunity to take your performance skills to the next level.
Shakespeare: An Actor's Approach
Monday 21st to Friday 25th August 2017
Shakespeare wrote his plays to be performed, filling the text with clues, accessible to any actor who is prepared to play. Starting with group work we will explore how rhythm, sound and imagery can release and support the actor. At the end of the week we will show a combination of short scenes and monologues. For absolute beginners and those who need an adrenaline boost.
Stanislavski: An Approach to text
Monday 28th August to Friday 1st September 2017
Most contemporary actor training is based on Stanislavski. This course will look at the core elements of the Stanislavski approach and how this is used by actors of today. This is a practical course that aims to develop and enhance acting skills. There will be script based work and a final showing on the Friday. This course will suit those students wishing to develop their acting technique as well as those who want to refresh their knowledge.
Screen Acting: Acting For Camera
Monday 4th to Friday 8th September 2017
An opportunity to explore acting for camera with an experienced industry professional. This week long course will allow participants to develop confidence and ease in performing for camera as well as covering the technical aspects of working in TV and Film. Participants will work practically as actors with cameras and sound. The Friday showing will allow for screening rough cuts and rushes from the week's work.
Daniel Finlay leads Stanislavski. Daniel has a degree in Visual & Performing Arts and PGCE in teaching. He worked extensively as an actor before transferring his attention to Directing and Teaching. He is Head of Acting at ACT and has run numerous workshops on acting and Stanislavski both in the UK and abroad.
Julian Kerridge leads Screen Acting. Julian began his professional career as an actor in numerous television series including CORONATION STREET (Granada), DANGERFIELD (BBC), THE JUMP and FAT FRIENDS (YTV). In 2008 he graduated from the London Film School. He co-wrote & directed his first feature film SEAMONSTERS in 2010. He also recently directed the internet drama series CELIA AND CHLOE co-produced by Disney. Julian regularly teaches cinematography, directing and acting.
For more detailed biographies please see our Staff Pages.
This is an intensive and demanding course which aims to mirror the commitment and rigours of full time professional training. The workshop will be highly suitable for those students who wish to undertake a vibrant and challenging course but are unable to commit to a full time course.
The workshop will also suit those students who are about to embark on full time actor training or graduates, actors or teachers who wish to re-engage with training and hone their existing skills. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.
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