Performing Plays

Posted on 1 November 2010

New resource for professional actors, students and teachers of drama.

Staff from the department, and second year students on the Writing, Directing and Performance course, are involved in an exciting international project ‘Performing Classical and Modern Play-texts’, that offers an amazing resource for performers, students and teachers. 

The project website is called Performing Plays, and it covers everything from the academic (tips on self reflection) through to the mundane but important (coping with nerves). There are detailed notes on certain plays; and photos and videos of projects.

The project is a collaboration between the University of York, the University of Bristol, the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Manchester Theatre School at MMU, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and is funded by the Higher Education Academy Teaching Fellowship Scheme. One of the purposes is that teachers and students can receive input from practitioners and teachers working outside their own institutions, which enables broader sharing of practices and ideas. There’s also opportunities for collaborations encouraged by the communications on the site.