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Course | Summer school

Summer Academy for Historical Acting

Date
13 August 2018 - 23 August 2018
Explanation
Locations: Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden Only on 23 August: Het Leidse Volkshuis Apothekersdijk 33a, 2312 DD Leiden
Address
Lipsius gebouw
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Historical Acting

For those interested in rhetorical gesture and acting according to historical sources, this course trains the performer’s voice, body and emotions. An intensive 10-day workshop with 8 students and 4 faculty offers an immersive introduction to the basics of 18th-century stagecraft.

The daily lessons on gesture, declamation, walking, standing, sitting and even sleeping on stage will be source based, so that students can continue to work on their own after the course has finished. All faculty members are musicians. Early music students are welcome. The focus will be on spoken texts. Musicians can translate their experience in declamation and gesture into a rich and varied performance style.

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