Time: 19:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: DRM051
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
Discover and practice some of the key exercises from the Method. Drawing on Uta Hagen’s work in a Challenge to the Actor, you will develop core acting skills gaining relaxation, confidence and authenticity in your performance ability as well as an understanding of the principles of method acting. This course is specially tailored to the challenges of working online and all the exercises work well in this media.
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?
We will use a variety of method exercises including Endowment, Physical Destination, Sense Memory and Changes of Self alongside physical and vocal warm-ups.
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...
• Utilize a range of method exercises/tools to approach a number of acting challenges
• Perform in front of others with confidence
• Work with discipline and authenticity in performance.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for students with a courageous attitude towards their work.You will need to be able to use imagination and real-life situations for your work and commit to rehearsing tasks at home.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen actively and communicate clearly.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and analyse scripts to find meaning and clarity.
• Take notes.
• Use numbers to recognise rhythm.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a practical course where you are required to prepare and present exercises as individuals, in pairs or as a group for analysis and development.
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?
You will need a notebook and pen and loose clothing you can move in. Jeans are not recommended.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any general acting course or course with a performance element.
Juliet Prague trained at the Drama Centre. Theatre is her first love; she was a founding member of Mkultra, a performance collective that presents work in the UK, Greece and Italy. Her extensive career as an actor includes 24 Hours at the Arnolfini (Bristol 2019), The Vagina Monologues (2019), Afterlives in Athens as part of the Hellenic Festival (2017), Circle of Blood shot in Niagara Falls by cult director Michael di Paolo (2014) and Square Rounds written and directed by Tony Harrison at the National Theatre. As director she has created theatre in unexpected places including art galleries and homeless communities. A skilled voiceover artist she has recorded many talking books and cartoons. She has also sung with Voicelab at the Southbank Centre. With her wide knowledge base including Stanislavski, the Method and Meisner Technique, Juliet has taught acting for over twenty years at City Lit, Regents University, Rose Bruford, Brunel, Royal College of Music, and has led training programmes for the corporate sector. She is also currently acting teacher at The Bridge Theatre Training Co.
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.