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    British American Drama: Midsummer Conservatory Program

    British American Drama: Midsummer Conservatory Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Camps & Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United Kingdom
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Multi-Arts, Theatre Arts, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Midsummer Conservatory Program is an intensive three-week programme of Acting and Shakespeare Cultural Studies. Classes are held 9:00 AM -6:00 PM five days a week. Most evenings will be used to learn lines and rehearse with their scene partners.

    Students will explore:

    Acting Shakespeare Through Text: This class focuses on how the language works to develop and support the character through looking at sonnets and in-depth scene study

    Acting Shakespeare Through Character: This class explores Shakespeare’s characters from a range of perspectives using both modern and traditional techniques. ‘Character’ is examined through action, physicality and psychology whilst experimenting with interpretation and style

    Cultural History: Discover the Age of Shakespeare and the origin of Elizabethan text. You will see performances at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Globe in London

    Movement: Provides insight into the body’s responsivity & dynamism. Work links movement to voice & breath, ensemble work & the importance of stillness, simplicity & generosity in performance

    Voice: Each class will start with group work, leading on to individual work within the class. Students will learn not only their own development but that of their fellow students by exploring the breath, projection and communication – all of the fundamentals of safe voice production in order to aid being fully supported on stage

    Tutorials: one-to-one sessions with Faculty

    Meetings: with the Dean