Short Courses / Acting
Stanislavski Weekend Course
weekend / 10.00am - 5.00pm
This two-day-long intensive is designed for participants who want to learn, through active analysis, about the ‘Father of Actor Training’ in the Western world - Stanislavksi. His work is the foundation of actor training systems and rehearsal room practices worldwide.
Course InformationCourse Begins: Sat 03 Jul 2021
Duration: weekend, 10.00am - 5.00pm
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The weekend workshop is a practical introduction to the core tenets of Stanislavski’s System - the actor’s work on the body, on character, on text and on stage. Actors will explore the principles of naivety, concentration, relaxation, communion as well as learning to identify the given circumstances, objectives, method of physical actions, and events of a text to inform the playing of a scene and building a character.
A range of selected contemporary and classical scenes will be provided to give actors a practical experience of the system. This is a practical class and some experience is necessary - be that enthusiastic amateurs or professional actors.
Caroline Byrne completed an MA in Actor Training and Coaching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she got to study at Moscow Arts Theatre as part of her training. She works as an actor trainer and coach at The Actors Centre, East 15, RWCMD, Central School of Speech and Drama and the Lir Academy. She is also a professional director. Credits include Spring Awakening (Young Vic Theatre), Faustus: That Damned Woman (Headlong, Lyric Hammersmith co-pro) Woman and Scarecrow (RADA), All’s Well That Ends Well (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) Katie Roche (National Theatre Ireland), Oliver Twist (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe) Parallel Macbeth (Clare Theatre, Young Vic) Eclipsed (Gate Theatre, London) and Shakespeare in a Suitcase (co-directed with Tim Crouch for RSC). She is represented by Independent Talent, London.
While our intention is that all short courses take place in person at The Lir Academy; the health and safety of our staff and short course students is always our main priority. Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, delivering short courses in person is not always possible. In these circumstances, all short courses suitable for adaptation, including the Stanislavski Weekend Course, will be delivered online via Zoom.
Please note that, as per our Cancellation Policy, no refunds or offers of deferral will be issued in the event of any short course moving online due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date on courses costing €250+ a forfeiture of €250 will be retained to cover administration costs.
In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date on short courses priced below €250, a forfeiture of the total course fee will be retained
No refunds or offers of deferral will be issued in the event of any short course moving online due to Covid-19 restrictions.
A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee.