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Great Practitioners - Stanislavski Workshops

2. Stanislavski In Training – It All Starts With Imagination 

Suitable for GCSE and A-Level Students

Stanislavski is fundamental to the core training of any student of acting. More often than not his methods have been contaminated with false information and misinterpretation. It is a responsibility of any teacher, director or facilitator to re evaluate the fundamental principles of his methods – tried and tested to then clean up and deliver practical exercises that are true to his essence.

Stanislavski In Training – It All Starts With Imagination is a tailor made package of exercises which are directly related to Stanislavski’s ‘The Actor Prepares’. ‘The Actor Prepares’ is the start point in his journey to prepare the actor for professional performances – beginning with the actor them self, their state of being and all the fundamental attributes and skills needed to then move on to building a character.

Within these exercises your students will discover where they are as a potential artist in the journey through to performance. The tailor made workshops move in a linear order- building from one exercise to the next.

Each workshop can specialize on 3 or 4 aspects of Stanislavski’s methods or it can introduce a wide selection of the practical exercises. Suitable for GCSE and A-Level students.

Option 1: 2 hr Workshop

We cover a taster of:

  • IMAGINATION X1
  • ACTION X1
  • EMOTIONAL MEMORY X1
  • THE UNBROKEN LINE
  • CONCENTRATION OF ATTENTION

Option 2: 4 hr Workshop

we cover:

  • RELAXATION OF THE MUSCLES
  • ANIMAL WORK
  • IMAGINATION
  • ACTION 
  • EMOTIONAL MEMORY
  • THE UNBROKEN LINE
  • CONCENTRATION OF ATTENTION
  • FAITH AND SENSE OF TRUTH
  • EXERCISE TO DETECT FALSE HOOD
  • EMOTIONAL MEMORY # 3 BASED ON THE WORK ACHIEVE IN (THE UNBROKEN LINE)

(Each student to attend with a monologue memorised)

Option 3: 4 hr Script Preparation

 

The workshops have been developed by Victoria May a regular lecturer in these techniques at Salford University, a freelance director and actress. Victoria has developed exercises to achieve the results Stanislavski writes of in his 4 core texts. The most powerful aspect of this practical work is – does it produce results. These tried and tested techniques and exercises help develop a better understanding of Stanislavski’s system. Acting is play and is meant to be fun as well as challenging – through these workshops the results are there for all to achieve.

Now taking bookings in Greater Manchester, Liverpool and North Yorkshire. Please email info@scriptstostage.co.uk for further information or to book.

Issue Based Teenage Monologues Book

 

 

Issue Based Teenage Monologue Book for drama classes and PSHE

Issue Based Teenage Monologue Book for drama classes and PSHE

We have developed a range of issue based monologues for teenagers. This book is ideal to use with drama groups or as a classroom based activity, it contains a great selection of monologues for those aged 13 – 19 to get their teeth into. It is also a fantastic teaching resource to focus PSHE topics around. An ideal way to introduce difficult topics and get discussions started within the lessons. The book covers a wide range of modern teen problems and issues from sexting, gender modification, cyber bullying to knife crime, grooming and radicalisation.

£12.95

It All Starts With Imagination - Stanislavski In Training Book

Stanislavski In Training Book. It All Starts With Imagination. Stanislavski In Training. A book for drama students, drama teachers and non drama specialist full of drama exercises and methodology teaching Stanislavski's techniques.

Our Stanislavski In Training Book is a fantastic learning resource. The book is ideal for teachers and students alike. This engaging book takes you through Stanislavski’s methods step by step. Packed with easy to follow exercises and backed up with historical methodology. Thus the book will prove invaluable to students wanting a better understanding of the great practitioners techniques, experienced teachers looking for new methods or novices and non-drama specialists looking for a full scheme of work.

Developed by Victoria May an author who has dedicated many years researching and developing a thorough understanding of the Great Practitioners. As a specialist teacher and lecturer in the subject Victoria now recognises which techniques and exercises work. Throughout her years teaching Victoria has crafted a thorough range of her own tried and tested methods. This book therefor aims to pass on Victoria’s knowledge to others in a simple easy to use format.

The book will be available in early June. All Stanislavski workshops booked with Scripts To Stage after the books publication will receive a free copy to continue exploring Stanislavski in Training.

Script Packages

We provide an ever growing selection of fun and educational script packages tailored to the KS3, KS4 and KS5 curriculum. From gritty issue based plays to history themed musicals.