What is the course about?
To develop your directors’ toolkit whilst working on a range of plays not covered in Directing for Beginners. Selecting your own material and further developing your confidence through practical experience, where appropriate.
What will we cover?
This course will add to your knowledge of plays from the past to present. We will look at a selection of plays not dealt with in Beginners, from Shakespeare to Chekhov.
We will continue to look at the rehearsal process and you will get a chance to direct fellow students and volunteer actors.
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...
-direct actors in a scene.
-Adapt your style to suit different playwrights and texts, from Classical to contemporary.
-Identify your style and director’s voice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for those with experience of acting who wish to experience directing.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
Speak English fluently.
Communicate in group situations.
Give and receive constructive feedback.
Read and respond to a range of texts.
Take course notes for your own use.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Group work and pair work depending on cast requirements of each play.
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?
Sets of plays will be provided but if the you wish to have your own copy you must buy them. The choice of plays will be announced in advance.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Either consider repeating this course or try an acting course to appreciate the acting process.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details