The Actors Centre

Uta Hagen - An Introduction

WHAT IS IT? An exploration of the 'Method' school of acting as interpreted by one of the most famous practitioners of this approach. The legendary and influential Uta Hagen was the acting tutor of, among others, Sigourney Weaver, Steve McQueen, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. HOW WILL IT WORK? The four days will be framed around her 10 Object Exercises; we will focus on truth in the moment. We will not 'ACT', we will 'REACT'. To fully transform into a character - to be truthfully and emotionally connected - needs hard work, technique and good direction, but the audience should see none of this. They should only see a fully realised, three dimensional character alive and true to the moment. Drawing on Uta Hagen's technique, as set down in her seminal work 'Respect for Acting', this is an introduction and exploration of her advocation of 'realistic acting' (as opposed to pre-determined 'formalistic' acting). WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? The course will de-mystify the 'Method' approach, making it fun, accessible and very practical. Price: £120


This workshop runs over four days

December 14, 15, 19, 20


Clive Perrott

Clive is a resident drama tutor at East 15 Drama School, part of Essex University and teaches the history of theatre at the University of North Carolina European Study Centre. He is co‐director of the flicker club: As an actor his work includes Scar in Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, West End. He was a founder of Marcus and McCrimmon Theatrical Agency and Producer of Black Cat Films Ltd.


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