This highly popular workshop gives you the opportunity to explore through practice the ideas of two hugely influential theatre practitioners - Konstantin Stanislavski and Bertolt Brecht. Both men challenged the existing conventions of theatre-making and developed their own systems, which continue to influence theatre and cinema today.
Through practical exercises you will explore the different approaches of these two giants of theatre and experiment with their effects on performance. We will finish the day by making two scenes using the same subject matter but using the techniques of each practitioner.
Course Tutor: Kevin McCurdy
In 2014 we are offering a new one-day course on unarmed stage-fighting with acclaimed Stage Combat Master Kevin McCurdy who choreographs for Shakespeare's Globe, the National Theatre and the RSC - as well as films, TV and theatre. The course is suitable for teachers and other drama professionals working with pupils aged from 12 years upwards. No previous experience is required!
A fun and physically stimulating day is in store. You will learn how to use basic stage combat skills for your school and college productions, ranging from pushes, pulls, falling, punches, slaps, dragging, hair-pulls, headlocks and other contact and non-contact work. Kevin will show you how to "bring reality" into the training using real-time based territory and spacial awareness drills while ensuring that the fight choreography is safe and effective.
This highly practical one-day course gives participants the opportunity to learn from a professional fight director and to take away many ideas and techniques which can easily be used when depicting conflict on stage - whether you are working with young people or adults. You will have the opportunity to record your own videos as we move through the day to remind you of the moves afterwards and will be given access to photos and videos taken by Drama Resource during the sessions.
Course Tutor: John Wright
Drama Resource is proud to present a Masterclass with John Wright. This one-day practical course investigates a structured approach to devising theatre. John will cover three main aspects of his work:
The course is ideal for potential theatre-makers who would like to devise theatre with adults or young people and will help teachers who require a structured approach that they can use in the classroom or studio.
John Wright is an internationally renowned teacher and director and the author of Why Is That So Funny?
"Theatre about as inventive, imaginative and fantastical as it gets." - Time Out.