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Instructor: Craig Walker

DRAM 371* Modern Drama at the Shaw Festival

The first day of class is Thurs. August 16 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm). Classes run every single day except Mondays through August 30.

Please note: attendance is mandatory.

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:


Hedda Gabler
Present Laughter
A Man and Some Women
His Girl Friday
The Millionairess
French Without Tears
Come Back Little Sheba


Instructors: Sharry Flett and Guy Bannerman


DRAM 373* Early Modern Scene Study

Prerequisite: an introductory acting course Co-req: DRAM371*

Mornings: August 16-30. (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 DRAM 371* to register for DRAM 373.

Students will also attend nine shows listed for DRAM 371.

DRAM 501* Advanced Studies at the Shaw Festival

Prerequisite: 80% or above in DRAM 371*.

Afternoons: 1:00 - 4:00
August 16 - 30. 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 DRAM 371*. 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.