About this course

The vast majority of Britain’s most successful actors began their careers on the stage. This course offers students with a passionate interest in performance the chance to develop and hone their own acting skills through traditional and innovative theatrical practice.

Classes will include accent and dialect work (including the opportunity to practise at least one of the multitude of British accents), posture and movement technique, and textual interpretation. The analysis and performance of selected scenes from key contemporary and pre-twentieth century British plays will be combined with close group collaboration to devise original works for the stage, culminating in a public performance. Written work will include journals, character analyses, research papers, and the critical review of performances.

All ASE students spend two nights in Stratford-upon-Avon, seeing shows by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. In addition, course participants attend four professional and amateur productions at local theatres, including at the Bristol Old Vic and Bath’s Theatre Royal, as well as a masterclass with a top-flight British actor or director.


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