Taught by Geoff Beale (Ophaboom) and Didi Hopkins (One Man, Two Guvnors), Viva La Commedia is two weeks of midsummer madness and spirited performance for actors of all ages.

Come and discover the essence of the actor’s theatre; create scenarios with the characters, masks and skills of a commedia troupe.

Develop your acting and performance skills through: physical storytelling; use of mask; improvisation; the grammar of theatre; commedia characters; scenario construction; and performance.

Commedia dell’arte is a template for classical and modern theatre. Some knowledge of commedia or performing essential; the work will investigate what an audience wants and develop elements of commedia relevant to theatre-makers today.

To see more about how we work go to NTdiscovertheatre and look for the five films on commedia.

The course will be held in East London, 13 – 25 August 2012; cost £300. If you’re interested in attending send a CV and photo with a letter to say why you want to do the course to ophaboom@onetel.com by 25 July 2012.

John Ellingsworth

John Ellingsworth

John Ellingsworth is the Deputy Editor of Total Theatre Magazine. He also runs the online circus magazine Sideshow and trains non-performance corde lisse.

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