Shaw Festival Courses
DRAM 371 Modern Drama at the Shaw Festival
Instructor: Craig Walker
DRAM371 is offered in collaboration with the Shaw Festival and will give you the opportunity to study the Shaw Festival through attending performances of nine different plays, lectures, on site tours and will feature visits from some of the myriad of people that make the Shaw Festival what it is now - administrators, designers, directors and actors.
Students will attend all shows list below:
Guys and Dolls
Lady Windermere's Fan
Peace in Our Time: A Comedy
The Light in the Piazza
Instructors: Sharry Flett and Guy Bannerman
Prerequisite:an introductory acting course Co-req: DRAM371, mornings: August 15 - 29. (9:00 am - noon) Every day except Monday.
Please note: attendance is mandatory.
In this acting course, a variety of techniques and exercises will be used to explore selected dramatic texts drawn from the mandate of the Shaw Festival — mainly plays written during the lifetime of Bernard Shaw (1856 to 1950).
This class will use scenes, poetry, monologues, dialect classes, period dance and singing to explore the mandate and what it requires of actors.
Students must have the Co-requisite DRAM371 to register for DRAM373. Students will also attend the nine shows listed for DRAM371.
DRAM 501* Advanced Studies at the Shaw FestivalPrerequisite: mark of A- or above in DRAM371 from the previous year.
Afternoons: 1:00 - 4:00, August 15 - 29. Everyday except Mondays. Please note attendance is mandatory.
Queen's Drama will be offering an advanced version of the Modern Drama at the Shaw Festival. Students who have not yet completed their program will be enrolled in this course in preference to those who have. The office will register you in this course. See Lee.
This advanced course will be taught concurrently with DRAM371. Students will read the plays and attend all the shows on the 371 course and will attend the 371 classes, all of which, naturally, will be different from previous sessions of the course, because the play offerings will have completely changed. In addition, they will be required to see the other shows the Shaw Festival is producing this season and to attend at least one or extra seminars which will be focused on this advanced course. Two longer written assignments will be required in lieu of the shorter performance responses assigned in 371 and some extra reading may be assigned.
This course will have a very limited enrolment of no more than six students.
You will see all the plays that the other classes see all the other plays at the festival. The dept will purchase the other tickets for you.