Summer Study Abroad - Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London
This three-week course explores the different subject areas of acting Shakespeare through a range of disciplines, turning you from a drama student into a drama thinker...more information below
Taught by: Aoife Smyth plus tutors from Drama Centre London
This three-week course explores the different subject areas of acting Shakespeare through a range of disciplines, turning you from a drama student into a drama thinker. At the heart of Acting Shakespeare at Drama Centre London is performance, a complex process of decision making and problem solving that calls for an interaction between conscious and unconscious activity, intuition and skill. You will tackle acting, voice, body focussed lessons and learn singing, dance and stage fighting skills, all the time working with actual tutors from Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.
This course is for students studying Drama or Theatre Studies to immerse themselves in a new and exciting programme for performing Shakespeare at Drama Centre London, one of the most renowned Drama Schools in the UK, part of Central Saint Martins.
The course will enable you to improve your skills for Shakespeare using a methodological approach, culminating in a performance based on Shakespearian text.
Workshops in Singing, Dance, Movement, Vocal Studies and Stage Combat will form part of your studies to give you a hugely rewarding and intensive experience with the Drama Centre.
The course tutors will work with you to enhance your capacity to learn in a disciplined, organised manner and develop skills leading to independent learning. You will also develop a critical awareness of contemporary performance and will learn to express your ideas clearly and articulately.
To support your learning experience you will be brought to a number performances at the RSC, the Globe and other world famous London theatres. During the course there is a theatre trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, a beautiful medieval town and birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Aoife Smith - Acting
Aoife Smyth trained as a director at Drama Centre London. In her professional career she has work with Shared Experience and the Young Vic and was resident director at the Union Theatre Southwark. She has directed shows at The Underbelly, Theatre 503, The Space Edinburgh and The Etcetera Theatre. Aoife is now is full-time acting teacher and director at Drama Centre London, RADA and Italia Conti.
Plus more tutors from Drama Centre London
On joining Drama Centre all students are required to equip themselves with the following articles for the first day. All of these must be clearly marked with your name.
Tracksuit bottoms (elasticised waist or drawstring)
A top that is easy to move in (Leotards can be useful for females)
Sport or dance shoes
Long hair tied back off the face (male and female)
For play study:
This will be updated nearer the time.
For all other classes:
Loose fitting clothes that are easy to move in
Pencil / Pen
A map of London (students will be brought to the theatre but must find their own way home. There will be four outings in total)
An Oyster card (London transport travel card)
Download the Summer Study Abroad - Acting Shakespeare With Drama Centre London [PDF 171KB] course handbook.
This course is open to students of all levels.
Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential. It is recommended for non-native speakers to have at least IELTS level 6.0