11th January 21
Head of Drama Lucy Hall writes:
Last term Year 12 students (both UAL and Theatre Studies) were introduced to the work of leading theatre practitioner, Stanislavski. We explored Stanislavski and his system of building a character and then students had the opportunity to apply these skills to an extract of a relevant playwright. We chose ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams.
These workshop performances are usually presented to other year groups and staff, however, in order to maintain the integrity of the bubbles, students this year only performed to one another. We did capture this afternoon of performances on film and would like to share them with you, especially as theatre doors remain closed.
I was extremely proud of the student’s ability to focus on stage, even without an audience.
“They demonstrated professionalism and maturity above their years and given that these were workshop performances, a very high standard of acting was shown.”
As ever King Alfred Drama students continue to inspire me, I am so excited to see how they develop over the next two years and I hope you enjoy these three performances.