Acting: An Introduction to Stanislavski and the Method

Konstantin Stanislavski was one of the greatest living theatre practitioners who transformed the actors training from formulated cliché to inner process and emotional reality. His legacy still lives on today in the training of actors worldwide...

Taught by: Laura O'Toole, Tom McClane.

Description

Konstantin Stanislavski was one of the greatest living theatre practitioners who transformed the actors training from formulated cliché to inner process and emotional reality. His legacy still lives on today in the training of actors worldwide. Nowhere was this more prevalent than in America where a group of visionaries, Harold Clurman, Stella Adler and Lee Strasburg took Stanislavski's work and developed what is now known as the 'Method', made famous by the Actors Studio New York, who produced actors such as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

In this course you will be given the founding basis of the actors training. Asking the questions of Who, What, When, Where and Why? The actor will be guided though a series of structured exercises and improvisations designed to release the imaginative and emotional world of the actor. Over the ten weeks you will learn how to work on and by yourself using the most important tool that you have at your disposal 'You'.

Tutor information

Laura O'Toole trained at Drama Centre.  Since graduating she has taken lead stage roles in both Ireland and the UK.  Laura has experience in contemporary and classical plays, from new writing to Shakespeare, and is currently in the process of devising a piece with 'Dirty Market' theatre company.  
Tom McClane is a professional actor who trained at Central Saint Martin's Drama Centre. He has taught extensively at many drama schools in London and worked for some of the leading British theatre companies.

Materials

No materials are needed for this course.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
26/09/2016 - 28/11/2016Mondays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
10/01/2017 - 14/03/2017Tuesdays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£545On Hold Granary Sq. - N1C