Play-reading

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 23/10/19
Time: 14:15 - 16:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Simon Bowen

Come together with others to explore the work of different playwrights, share the spoken word and gain insight into differnet plays. These fun and friendly sessions are for people who would like to read and discuss plays under the guidance of a theatre professional. Working in a supportive atmosphere you will read out loud and discuss the main themes of a range of both contemporary and classic texts.

Description

What is the course about?

These play reading sessions are an inspiring way to gain a deeper feel and understanding of texts that you may be familiar with or are exploring for the first time. Plays are meant to spoken aloud and not read by oneself and reading can be enormous fun and this is a great opportunity to bring the plays to life. The sessions will appeal to anyone with an interest in the theatre, reading for pleasure or simply wanting to meet other members of the City lit community. Any acting students will also benefit from these classes as it is a fabulous opportunity to enter and inhabit the world of the play. You will look at themes, stories, writing styles and the historical context of the plays in a positive and enjoyable atmosphere. There may also be opportunities to explore suggested texts from the group.

What will we cover?

• Sessions will begin with a very gentle and relaxing vocal warm up
• Reading of the texts
• Group Discussions on particular topics
• Themes
• Writing styles
• Historical context.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Discuss the texts with confidence
Specify the main themes, Historical contexts and characteristic's of the set texts
Approach other play texts with greater confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is open to all. The ability to listen and to learn from other students is important.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen actively and communicate
• Read and analyse scripts to find meaning and clarity.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The ability to listen, to learn from other students, to work in groups.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen actively and communicate clearly.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
In whole and small groups.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will be required to obtain copies of the texts.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Enrol onto the next play reading course where you will have the opportunity to explore further texts.

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

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If you enjoy playreading or want to discover what playreading entails, GO for this course which is run by an actor/director who treats the students as though they were professionals reading. This is done in a very relaxed manner and is extremely stimulating. Challenge yourself in a new area
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/04/2019)
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Course Code: DRM140

Please choose a course date 

Wed, day, 18 Sep - 23 Oct '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £109.00
Senior fee: £87.00
Concession: £66.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2542

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