In this specialised workshop, Kirsty Budding will teach Received Pronunciation (RP) to teens through study and performance of English theatre and film scripts.
Received Pronunciation is recognised as a standard English accent taught and used widely in theatre, film, education and public life. It is called 'received' because it is traditionally received through education and is associated with elite English schools such as Eton and Harrow.
Performers will learn RP pronunciation through performing dialogue from plays as well as extracts from English films and notable historical speeches.
Students who attend the Tuesday workshop will also perform a final production for family and friends at 5pm on Tuesday. In the show, each performer will deliver one monologue in an RP accent and also will appear in scenes with other performers.
English Accent Masterclass only (Monday) - $99
English Accent Production Day only (Tuesday) - $199
Full Course Discount (Monday masterclass & Tuesday production) - $249
Performers may select to just attend the English Masterclass on Monday if interested in gaining skills in the RP accent but not interested in performing.
Performers may select to attend Tuesday's workshop which ends in a free performance for family and friends at 5pm. Performers choosing this option are encouraged to also take the Monday masterclass, unless they have taken the English accent Masterclass before or have an equivalent level of experience.
VENUE: Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Canberra.
AGES ACCEPTED: Ages 13-19.
PREREQUISITES: This course is not for beginners. Performers should have completed a minimum of 1 semester with Budding Entertainment or equivalent experience in high school drama or other theatre or film education courses.
WHAT TO BRING: Morning tea & packed lunch or money to spend at the café.
MATERIALS: Students will be emailed course materials including script samples roughly 1 week prior to the start of the course.
FINAL SHOW: 5pm on Tuesday 11th July on the Smith's Alternative stage. Free entry for family and friends. 45 minutes running time.
TUTOR & DIRECTOR: Kirsty Budding. Kirsty is the founder of Budding Entertainment. Born in Gloucestershire, South-West England, Kirsty is a lifelong lover and teacher of English theatre and film. Learn more about Kirsty: www.kirstywrites.com.au