Learn to Act 3: Tragedy in Performance

Tragedy has been the most powerful and sublime dramatic form since the Ancient Greeks created it. The greatest playwrights from Aeschylus to Beckett and beyond have worked in this medium and produced some of the greatest plays in existence.

This spring, in situ: presents a new eight-week course exploring the use of tragedy in performance.

Learn To Act with in situ: theatre group

During this course, we will be exploring Tragedy in all its many fascinating aspects: looking at texts from The Greeks, Shakespeare and the Modern Period; trying out some of the acting techniques associated with Tragedy, such as Mask and Chorus; and using some of the experimental approaches to text and staging that in situ: has been developing over the past decade and a half.

This course is open to all, but some previous performing experience, not necessarily with in situ:, is an advantage. If you’re not sure if it’s the right course for you, get in touch and find out more.

Spring term: Tuesday January 19 – Tuesday March 8
Venue: St. Philips Church Centre, Cambridge CB1 3AN | Map
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

As with all of in situ:’s work, there will be a strong emphasis on physical and vocal technique. And, needless to say, the subject might be Tragedy but the classes are, first and foremost, FUN!

Participants will be asked to learn dialogues from Greek, Shakespearean and Modern Tragedy. These will all be supplied on booking.


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Learn to Act 2014

Learn To Act with in situ: 3

in situ:’s popular and friendly Learn to Act courses return for 2014 with classes for all three levels.

Starting on 30th January, Learn to Act 1 is a once-weekly, four-part course introducing the basic principles of acting. By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in using different acting skills like improvisation, using the breath and the voice, creating an effective stage picture and building a character.

From 27th February, Learn to Act 2 introduces games, exercises and techniques designed to widen the range, power and flexibility of your voice. We will ask you to choose and learn a text, which you will have a chance to perform in all sorts of contrasting ways as the course progresses. This will give you an insight into how to bring the written word alive in performance. We will also work on a text by a major playwright, such as Chekhov or Ibsen.

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Learn to Act 3

Starting on 14th January, Learn to Act 3 is a ten-week course exploring ways of making text come alive in performance. This will include including work on Shakespearean dialogue and a modern practitioner.

We will be examining techniques of physical and vocal characterisation, plus an introduction to the world of storytelling: what makes a good story? What makes a good storyteller? A fascinating and hugely enjoyable form of improvisation. Opportunities to take part in a big storytelling project – Boccaccio’s Decameron, which in situ: will be performing in the Summer.

This course is open to all, but some previous performing experience, not necessarily with in situ:, is an advantage. If you’re not sure if it’s the right course for you, get in touch and find out more.

Spring term: Tuesday January 14 – Tuesday March 18
Venue: St. Philips Church Centre, Cambridge CB1 3AN | Map
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm


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Learn to Act starts 15 October

Learn To Act with in situ: 3

in situ:’s popular and friendly Learn to Act course returns this autumn with both beginners’ and advanced classes.

Starting on 15th October, Learn to Act 1 is a once-weekly, four-part course introducing the basic principles of acting. By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in using different acting skills like improvisation, using the breath and the voice, creating an effective stage picture and building a character.

From 12th November, Learn to Act 2 introduces games, exercises and techniques designed to widen the range, power and flexibility of your voice. We will ask you to choose and learn a text, which you will have a chance to perform in all sorts of contrasting ways as the course progresses. This will give you an insight into how to bring the written word alive in performance. We will also work on a text by a major playwright, such as Chekhov or Ibsen.

You may book for Learn to Act through PayPal below, or alternatively download a booking form and pay by cheque.

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