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Drama: Stanislavski & An Actor’s Work On Oneself With Benjamin Archer From Solent University
9th October 2023 @ 14:15 - 15:15
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In this Drama workshop, Benjamin Archer, a trained professional actor who has worked on both stage and screen and Lecturer in the Department of Art and Music at Solent University, presents Stanislavski & An Actor’s Work On Oneself.
Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has been the subject of misinterpretation through errors in its translation, publication, and dissemination in the Western world.
This workshop focuses on the later work of the ‘system’ as outlined in Stanislavski’s original Russian publication An Actor’s Work on Oneself. The workshop gives students the opportunity to practically apply The Method of Physical Actions and Active Analysis to a scene from Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters.
Analysing the techniques and discovering how work in accordance with the text rather than on the text is an effective way of developing characterisation and scene work from the earliest stages of rehearsal.
We will analyse the following script: Masha and Vershinin. Please familiarise yourself with this ahead of the session. You will also need to have access to this text during the session, either as paper or digital copy.
Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Benjamin Archer
Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.
As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.
Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Drama, Performance, Theatre and related disciplines. Student groups as well as students and teachers joining individually are very welcome.
Preparation/Pre-Reading: We will analyse the following script: Masha and Vershinin. Please familiarise yourself with this ahead of the session. You will also need to have access to this text during the session, either as paper or digital copy. Students may also wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have as well as questions about studying at university level.
The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.
Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: