Summer Academy for Historical Acting
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Summer Academy for Historical Acting Performing Arts

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.

  • Start date 13-08-18
  • Duration 11 days
  • Level Intermediary - advanced
  • Apply before 01-05-18
  • Location Leiden
  • Course fee 300,- excluding housing

Lecturers and speakers

Dr. Jed Wentz

Laila Cathleen Neuman

João Luís Paixão

Anne Smith

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Summer Academy for Historical Acting


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