3B05 Play Reading

Tutor/Facilitator Fay Bock & Ruth Yaffe

Date: on/from Wed 25 May 2022 to end year
Frequency: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Class time: 1:30-4:30

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3

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At each meeting we read a full-length play from World Theatre. Our selection of plays is restricted to those written in, or translated into, English and available as sets from the Victorian Drama League Library.
Play reading is an exercise in empathy for each of us. For three hours we must shed our own identity to take part in another story entirely. Unlike actors, who have time to study and rehearse, we readers must discover who we are, and our part in the story, as we read. Of course, we cannot hope for the dramatic experience of a rehearsed performance, but we can come close to this when we read a play that we have seen performed on stage or screen. This often happens because suggestions of plays to read have always been, and will always be, welcome.
TUTOR: Fay has been a member of U3APP for the past few years and has enjoyed participating in this course during that time.

Classes will be cancelled if Covid restrictions do not allow face-to-face classes