Dates: 21 - 25 August 2017
Duration: one week
Hours of work: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm
Please note there are no RADA scholarships available for short courses.
This five-day course examines scenes from Chekhov and Ibsen. Fresh approaches to the work of these authors is encouraged, along with looking at how the themes of these plays are still urgent and relevant to us today.
Scenes are explored with a director and participants are asked to thoroughly review their process of rehearsal in accordance with the material.
The course is aimed at those with some experience of acting who want the opportunity to explore these writers from the point of view of the performer.
Throughout the five days, you and your teacher examine the material in depth together; and, as you work, you receive comments, reflections, and advice. The week concludes with a short informal presentation to the staff and the other students in the group. This is seen as an opportunity to share work in development, free from the pressures of showing a more 'polished' performance.
Students below the age of 18 are not normally accepted. Entrance is by written application.
Students should have some experience of performance and be prepared to present material in front of other students. There is no upper age limit. Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential. If, for any reason, the Course Director feels that you have not enough experience, your application will be unsuccessful.
Participants work in groups of 14 to 16 people, led by a director, with support from a voice and a movement instructor.
Tutors are drawn from the Academy's senior staff and directors along with distinguished guest teachers from the profession.
HOURS OF WORK
Classes generally take place between 10:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. You will be expected to treat classes as professional rehearsal calls.
Punctuality is essential and a certificate, stating the minimum number of contact hours, is awarded on successful completion of the course.
The course is not a casual undertaking: total commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every student.