What is the course about?
What is Method Acting? Where do its roots lie? The course will examine the practioners and how their teaching methods were employed by a group of actors under their tutelage who exploded on to the cinema screen with a new style of performance.
Course tutor: Graham Rinaldi.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Looking at the careers of Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, Marlon Brando, Julie Harris and James Dean, we will consider how their use of the Method shaped the legacy of film performance to this day.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Have a better understanding of the background and components to Method acting and the practical techniques employed by the five actors.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is designed for all levels; to view, discuss and enjoy film acting technique.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Screenings of extracts from the actors’ films, along with discussing film analysis in a group. There will be an opportunity for the class to participate in Method acting exercises.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Pen and paper for notetaking.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Look for other Film Studies courses under History, Culture and Writing/film studies at www.citylit.ac.uk.