Course in approaching a script

Starting from theory and gradually giving life to a script on stage.

INTRODUCTION

The script, an articulated path: deep, severe, intense, liberating.

Starting from theory and gradually performing a script on stage. The script that we choose may be a theatre monologue, a literary text, a poem or a song.

Whoever follows the course will choose whatever he/she wants to work on by answering a few questions: What pushes me? What is the urgency that animates me? What touches me deep down?

We will use mental maps to clarify why and how we take a particular direction. If we are able to see where we are it will be easier to find the right direction to achieve our objectives and select a specific passage in the script that represents our goal.

We will then look for information about the writer: the historical context, the cultural context when the script was written, a synopses of the script it was taken from and an analysis of the events that came before and after.

When the cultural context has been retraced and the structures and mental paths clarified, the second stage of the course will start using memory and memorization techniques.

When the text has been memorized and the textual flow is free from any mental thought, we can move onto specific stimulation and improvisation aiming to bring out the “tempo” of the spoken word and the scenic action.

At the same time we will work on the subtext, the characters, the referent, the dramatic ties and the fundamental statements, keeping our focus on the main topic that represents the final step: staging the script.

The last stage will focus on all the details, putting the script on stage, giving an organic unity to all the elements.

CONTENTS

PNL, mental maps, memory techniques, text analysis, affirmation, the 3 main pillars of a text, focus and textual hierarchies, study the selected script and  the author, improvisation, blocking, the neutral circle, the scenic  action grid, the subtext script, the actors sensorial activation, the 3 types of speech style, direction and  staging.

LENGHT OF THE COURSE

A few intensive weeks  or several months, depending on the kind of project proposed.

BENEFITS

Supply the instruments needed to choose the correct strategies and methods enabling you to adapt and give life to a script on stage.

THE COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR

Academies and drama schools, cultural associations, excellence centres for artists, advanced courses for professional actors. The project is open to anyone who is interested in deepening his/her knowledge of the topic above mentioned and willing to follow  a group study path.

Category

Theatrical Courses