This course will be a continuation of the “English Theatre” course proposed in P2, which tackles the British stage from Shakespeare to David Hare.
The course is based on the study of extracts from a variety of Anglophone playwrights. It alternates between critical analysis of the various texts and the actual acting of the scenes. It includes the use of video both to watch ‘classical’ versions of some plays and also to capture some of the performances in class.
Different skills will be honed in connection with some classics of the anglophone theatre: memorizing lines but also improvising; acting but also staging in different styles; analyzing texts but also writing your own dialogue.