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Sir Donald Sinden Theatre Masterclass

Wednesday 2 November 2011, 6.30PM

Speaker(s): Sir Donald Sinden

Sir Donald Sinden is one of the UK's most distinguished actors.

For the Royal Shakespeare Company, he has played a host of leading roles, including Lear, Othello, Malvolio, Benedick, Henry VIII, the Duke of York in the legendary 'Wars of the Roses' sequence, Lord Foppington in Vanbrugh's 'The Relapse', and Sir Harcourt Courtly in Boucicault's 'London Assurance'. His many other stage successes include Dr Stockmann in Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People' and Sir Peter Teazle in Sheridan's 'The School for Scandal'.

He has also enjoyed an energetic film career (in such films as 'The Cruel Sea', 'Doctor in the House', 'Tiger in the Smoke', and 'The Day of the Jackal') and starred in a number of long-running television series. In addition, he is the author of two autobiographical memoirs.

An actor of great versatility, he is especially celebrated for his comic skills.

In this masterclass Sir Donald will work, in front of an audience, with two student actors on a scene from one of the greatest of eighteenth-century English comedies, 'She Stoops to Conquer'. (He starred in Sir Peter Hall's 1993 production of Goldsmith's perennial masterpiece.) It's a unique opportunity to witness Sir Donald in action.

There is no advance booking for this masterclass, which is open to all.

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and television, University of York

Admission: Open to all