Pinter – Play and Politics
“Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it, but the search for it is compulsive. The search is clearly what drives the endeavour. The search is your task.” Harold Pinter
Have you a fascination with the plays of Harold Pinter or would you like to get to know his work better?
Are you an actor that loves immersing yourself in excellent writing?
Does the realisation of subtext fascinate you as a performer?
Then this is unequivocally the course for you…
This practical acting course will delve deep into the work of Pinter – a writing career that spanned 50 years and produced a huge range of some of the best work of British theatre. It’s perfect for actors who want a hands-on exploration of his plays and for directors who would like an opportunity to develop their knowledge of how to stage top quality writing.
During the week you will
- Have hands on experience of staging scenes from Pinter’s plays
- Explore a range of Pinter’s work and their inherent themes and conventions
- Discover how to create truth and integrity on stage through what is said and unsaid
This course is for actors (although directors are very welcome as long as they are prepared to get on their feet and have a go) with some experience of working with text and it’s staging.
Tutor - Emma Butler
What the students say…
“Actually, I loved it all and our tutor was (as is usually the case at Summer School) absolutely brilliant.”
Tutor: Emma Butler
Emma Butler is a theatre director who has worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, The Almeida Theatre, The Michael Grandage Company and The Sage Gateshead. Her last production, Echoes by Henry Naylor (lead writer on Spitting Image; Dead Wringers; Parsons and Naylor) toured to The Brits Off Broadway Festival in New York twice, the Adelaide Fringe Festival where it won best theatre and also visited Edinburgh (Gilded Balloon), London (The Arcola and Vaults Festival) Prague, Brisbane and Melbourne. She has directed work at Theatre 503 and Greenwich Theatre and worked on UK tours of Ayckbourn and Becket.