This course is aimed at theatre and acting students around the world who wish to explore and experience Irish Theatre while immersed in its native context.
This course is worth 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits towards any third level drama qualification.
Participants on the course will engage with some of Ireland’s greatest writers, both classic and contemporary, including Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson and Marina Carr; studying the literary and performance context of each play.
Acting, Voice and Movement classes are taught by leading Irish directors and dramaturgues and will focus on the unique demands of performing Irish plays. Voice classes will focus on the particular requirements of Irish texts including a wide range of Irish contemporary and historic dialects. The actor will explore how movement in different Irish plays changes relative to culture, dress, dance, beliefs and environment. Students will engage with the physical embodiment of work as well as concepts of past-time and the muscularity of text.
Please Note: older applicants are advised that the course is physically demanding.
ACCOMMODATION AT GOLDSMITH HALL, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN. THE PRICE GIVEN IS FOR 25 NIGHTS, ALTHOUGH THIS CAN BE ALTERED TO SUIT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. THE PRICE QUOTED DOES NOT INCLUDE BREAKFAST.
Bursaries are available for this course. They are means tested and can only be applied for once a place has been offered.