Irish Theatre: O’Casey & Beckett

Date Wednesday 14 August 2019
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Price£22 | £20
TutorRosie Pelan

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Irish Theatre: O’Casey & Beckett


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After an overview of the biographical background of two major Irish playwrights, you will read, discuss and perform scenes and speeches from the plays of Samuel Beckett and Sean O' Casey, both important practitioners in Irish Theatre history.

Beckett wrote Waiting For Godot originally in French, while O' Casey finished his career in exile in England but the works of both can trace roots and influences in Ireland.

This workshop will contrast two great Irish theatrical figures and your work will deepen your ability to sight read and work in a practical way with two very different styles, both linguistically and thematically.


About the Tutor

After training for 3 years at drama school (RCS) Rosie worked for many years as a professional actor in Scotland, London and abroad.

She has a First Class Honours degree in English, was awarded an AHRC scholarship to pursue her MA in English (Medieval Studies) and has a PGCE in English and Drama from Warwick University.

Rosie facilitates Drama and Voice workshops in schools and for a range of organisations and she brings drama to young people, the elderly and those with learning disabilities.

She has taught on the QUB Drama degree for nine years.

Her various Drama classes have been running at The Crescent for 17 years.

Age Range16+ yrs

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