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Here you can watch new and popular plays every week. We deliver a full season of professional-quality productions - and provide a performance venue for touring theatre companies.

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  • You'll enjoy our theatre. We perform in our own high-quality theatre venue - with our 350-seat Judi Dench Playhouse and 90-seat Studio theatre.
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Questors Academy

Chekhov’s Comedy

11 Nov - 02 Dec 17 | Questors Academy

Chekhov short course


Questors Academy

Chekhov’s Comedy

Tutor: Kelly Manteli

A four week introduction to his comic works

Dates: 11,18 & 25 November and 2 December 2017
Times: 8-10pm
Fee: £48 (£32 for Questors members)


Explore Chekhov’s ingenious one-act comedies and discover the full range of Chekhov's comic mastery - plus get the chance to perform.

Are you familiar with Chekhov’s one-act comic plays? If not, then join this course and appreciate his superb comic side. If you are, then join us to delve into his humorous plays and act them out.

This fun, practical and enlightening course will enable you to become familiar with Chekhov’s one-act gems including ‘The Anniversary’,  ‘The Proposal’, ‘The Bear’ and ‘The Unwilling Martyr’.

Discover countless touches of humour in combination with a plethora of whimsical and hilarious characters. This course will enable you to develop your acting skills within the genre of comedy and make effective use of the ‘aside’ technique in a comedic performance.

Towards the end of this short course we’ll rehearse and work towards an informal in-class performance of a one-act play - with the opportunity to invite family and friends along to watch.

Course overview

Session 1: Practical introduction to Chekhov’s comic one-act plays
Within a fun and friendly atmosphere we’ll act out, present and discuss extracts and scenes from ‘The Bear’, ‘The proposal’, ‘The Anniversary’ and ‘The Unwilling Martyr’.

Session 2: Exploring Chekhov’s comic characters
While rehearsing for our informal Chekhov showcase performed in session four, we’ll explore in more detail Chekhov’s witty and fascinating characters, looking at their inner motivations, personality traits and status.

Session 3: Rehearsing towards our show
We’ll continue rehearsals for our performance for the next session. You’ll have the option (but it’s not a requirement) to learn lines and act using mime.
 
Session 4: Performance to family and friends
We’ll present our informal performance of Chekhov’s plays in front of family and friends.

How to book

To book your place just email Jane@questors.org.uk or call: 0208 567 0011

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