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Writing tagged City Lit

  1. Fight Test

    I’ve finished the stage combat course I started last year, and passed the Fight Performance Test.

  2. Hands full of swords

    I’ve finished my first term of a weekly stage combat course, and it’s a lot of fun.

  3. Summer clown school

    I’ve done a week-long clowning course at the City Lit which was lots of fun and very difficult. Really useful for acting generally.

  4. Foundation course final essay

    The final essay I wrote about the course — what had worked for me and what hadn’t.

  5. The Collection performance

    After rehearsals over several weeks we finally performed our ten minute scene in front of an audience.

  6. The Collection dress rehearsal

    Our dress rehearsal went almost worryingly well.

  7. The Collection Rehearsals part 3

    Continuing with rehearsals. Lots of fruit malarkey and finally getting somewhere with my character.

  8. More rehearsals

    Continuing rehearsals for our ‘The Collection’ scene, trying to work out my character.

  9. The Collection rehearsals

    I’m rehearsing a scene from Pinter’s ‘The Collection’. It’s going OK, but is proving difficult.

  10. Acting update

    Although last term’s acting classes weren’t very inspiring, I’m still just about enjoying enough to keep me excited.

  11. Mask class

    While the Drama Foundation classes aren’t inspiring me this term, my enthusiasm is being kept alive by the surprisingly fun and challenging Mask class.

  12. Not being me

    In two exercises I realised that although I tell myself I can let go and be another character, I find it incredibly hard to do that physically.

  13. Two interesting improvisations and feeling hot

    I’ve taken part in a couple of fun, interesting, and partially successful improvisation exercises recently. But there are other things that still require much more work.

  14. Too many exercises

    I’ve been getting frustrated by all the acting exercises, and lack of actual acting.

  15. Three homeworks down

    I’ve done my Endowment exercise, a Sense Memory exercise, recited some text in front of the class, and begun singing.

  16. First week over

    Recounting the first week of classes. Lots of getting to know people and realising how much homework I’ll need to do.

  17. Back to school

    I had the induction for my acting Foundation course on Saturday, and am looking forward to this term’s schedule.

  18. I got in

    I’ve been accepted for the City Lit’s one-day-a-week, one-year drama foundation course, although not the day I hoped for.

  19. My first audition

    Last week I had my first audition, for a place on the City Lit acting foundation course.

  20. Technical Voice Production

    I need to make my voice stronger for performing, but something didn’t quite click for with this class, and I still need to work on it.

  21. Ways Into Text

    I’ve been spending my Saturday afternoons doing this class for the past six months, and it’s been surprisingly emotional.

  22. Acting through improvisation

    Last term I did a fun improvisation class.

  23. Introduction to acting

    I really enjoyed some of the Introduction to Acting classes I did last year. But some of it was excruciatingly difficult.

  24. The cast

    I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the kinds of people in my acting classes - no overly-excitable, precious wannabes, desperate to become famous.

  25. Lorca: A Dream of Life by Leslie Stanton

    I scanned a couple of biographies of Federico Garcia Lorca to look for information about Blood…