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A Streetcar Namend Desire

Script analysis with director Michael Emans.

By attending the workshop, your students will be able to have an in-depth look at how a director takes a script and makes it into a performance. What clues do you look for? How do you treat dialogue and stage directions? How important is style?

Emans will look at moments within the play and not only explain the process he went through from reading the script to finding the right actors to opening night, but will also show students how they can take scripts and turn them into dramatic action.

Suitable for pupils studying Higher and Advance Higher Drama or English.

Download our accompanying Education Resource (attachement file at the bottom of this page). 

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July marked the completion of another successful “Drama Matrix”, the fun summer course in Perthshire, tutored by Rapture’s Artistic Directors.  This year students enjoyed the enormous challenge of workshopping a wide variety of exciting play extracts - from Pinter and Albee to Byrne and Miller - while Margaret Milne choreographed two outstanding dance pieces.

One of the overriding themes of the course this year was movement:  students worked very hard with absolute commitment and, on the last night, brilliantly performed a stunning, abridged version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in masques, based on movement influenced by the teachings of Jaques Lecoq – the famous French physical theatre guru.

One of the many, many highlights of the course was the workshopped extract from Rapture’s latest production A Streetcar named Desire (which opens in September and tours around Scotland until mid-October).  Everyone wanted to know who the cast was going to be in the actual show – well guys, wait no more.  The news is out! See our Facebook or Twitter pages for the latest!

Thanks again for being your brilliant selves. Looking forward to next year!

Can’t wait to meet up with you all somewhere on the tour!!!

Lyn  x

Here are some images from our Learning Later in Life Workshop (based on Virginia Woolf) at Strathclyde University.

Looks like the participants had a great time!

GET THE INSIDE ON DEMOCRACY!

Rapture Theatre offered education groups the exciting opportunity to participate in a discussion with critically acclaimed theatre director Michael Emans, and Cast/Creative team members, about their production of Michael Frayn’s award-winning and highly topical play Democracy.

Democracy is set in West Germany, 1969 and centres around the scandal of a Stasi spy within Chancellor Willy Brandt’s government. Political history, citizenship, espionage and corruption all feature, making this play not only ideal for pupils studying Drama or English, but would also hugely benefit those studying History or Modern Studies. The play’s themes ideally reflect many current events happening within contemporary politics today.

These engaging sessions offered a unique occasion to gain first-hand knowledge of the processes and preparation behind the rehearsal and research of a dramatic production.  Sessions were tailored to specific requirements (on request) and included discussions on: the Director’s Concept, an Actor’s Prep, the process of Researching a Theme as well as decisions made within Creative Production Design.

DEVISE A SCENE WORKSHOP

Rapture Theatre, offered a post-production workshop to compliment and enhance its presentation of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. The workshop was delivered to pupils studying the play at Higher or Advanced Higher level and was developed to support the experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence through the subject areas of Drama and English & Literacy.

The workshop investigated the underlying themes of the production by having participants explore and devise character-driven scenes allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of the individuals within the play.

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