Acting and Irish Theatre
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 classes are taught by leading Irish directors and dramaturgues who will dissect the text so that students get a deeper understanding of it. Voice classes will focus on the particular requirements of Irish texts including a wide range of Irish contemporary and historic dialects and movement classes will focus on the unique demands of performing Irish plays. 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.
Applicants are advised that the course is physically demanding.
ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE BUT IT CAN BE BOOKED AT AN ADDITIONAL COST OF 52 EURO PER NIGHT. YOU CAN CHOOSE THE NUMBER OF NIGHTS YOU WOULD LIKE WHEN YOU ARE BOOKING A PLACE ONTO THE COURSE.
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.