The 4 Courses
We have designed a course on Physical Theatre which aims to give students access to the work of contemporary practitioners and companies such as DV8, Butoh, Complicite, Frantic Assembly and Berkoff. The course is a physically challenging week and requires our students to have a good level of fitness and stamina to complete the demanding workshops.
Epic Theatre & Brecht
The course will practically explore the genre of Epic Theatre from its inception in the mid-20th century as a way to heighten the focus within politcal theatre and its evolution to the landscape of contemporary theatre. We will focus on the role of the influential theatre practitioner Brecht.
Classical Greek Theatre
The course is a practical exploration of the Golden Age of Greek Drama and covers both tragic and comic theatre. Exploring the social and political power of drama within the ancient culture students will learn about the use of mask plus the conventions of staging and the key structural elements of Greek Tragedy.
Our course on English Restoration Comedy focuses on the period 1660-1685. From the historical background of the playhouse, the audience and the politics to the language, conventions and comic characters the course covers the genre of English Restoration Comedy to give students an immersive experience.