Acting: improvers scene work
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: DRM010
Available start dates
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
These practical sessions are for students who wish to consolidate and develop their acting skills while focussing on script work and rehearsal. You will continue to develop the fundamentals of stagecraft, work with text and to build character, relationships and the world of the play. Your work will culminate in an 'in class' presentation of a scene or monologue, performed from memory, to the rest of the group in the final session.
What will we cover?
• Character work
• Text analysis
• Scene Rehearsal and performance.
Please note that acting classes by their very nature can involve exercises and the exploration of material that some students may find challenging.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Work cooperatively with other actors and the director
• Explore and analyse text confidently
• Develop character
• Perform in a scene from a play or screenplay with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an improvers class, ideal for anyone who has completed beginners and is ready to work on text with some confidence, and is able to work with directorial input from the start of the course.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback.
• Communicate clearly in discussion and drama practice.
• Read and respond to a variety of text.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Within groups, individually and in pairs safely. Some preparation/line learning will be required between classes.
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Comfortable clothing should be worn. Bring a pencil and a rubber with you for annotating scripts. You may need a notebook and pen in these sessions.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You could enrol onto any improvers course or consider a course in Stanislavski or Method acting. You may also be interested in one of our screen classes.
Lawrence Lambert is a teacher of Stanislavski Method Acting, skilled and experienced in interaction and development of students in Method acting, and performance. He is flexible, adaptable and committed to student creativity and personal discovery throughout their development during rehearsal through to performance, discovering “The Self” using Stanislavski techniques in Creating Character, Improvisation, Voice, Movement and Text, developing the student both singularly and as part of an ensemble. Other influences include Sanford Meisner, Ute Hagen, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler which are incorporated to a high level of understanding. Lawrence studied at East 15, London and The Actor's Studio, New York, and has taught at The Actors' Centre London, The Actors' Guild, MET Film School, East 15 Acting School as well as City Lit.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.