How men of science became obsessed with measuring things, Beethoven freaked out and women asked “What about us?”

Week Seven

14th September 2017

19:00hrs – 21:00hrs

In which we find out that a man cannot live on peas alone.

ExtractWoyzeck by Georg Büchner (1836)

Week Eight

28th September 2017

19:00hrs – 21:00hrs

Why a woman does the unthinkable and how we can still hear that door slamming today.

ExtractA Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (1879)

Week Nine

5th October 2017

19:00hrs – 21:00hrs

A new scientific system of acting and a new playwright whose plays no one understands.

ExtractThe Seagull by Anton Chekhov (1895)

Week Ten

12th October 2017

19:00hrs – 21:00hrs

Things get experimental in Moscow as Stanislavski’s star-pupil, Vsevolod Meyerhold gets revolutionary.

Film ExtractsThe Études & Bio-Mechanics

Week Eleven

19th October 2017

19:00hrs – 21:00hrs

Stanislavski’s System versus Strasberg’s Method, the birth of film acting and the actor becomes artist.

Extract: An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski (1936)

Week Twelve

26th October 2017

19:00hrs – 21:00hrs

A war for the industrial age. Bertolt Brecht and drama with a social conscience.

Extract: Brecht on Theatre by Bertolt Brecht (1939)