Re-inventing the conservatoire : a study of the relationship between actor training and professional theatre practice in the Singapore context

Mowatt, Andrew James (2016) Re-inventing the conservatoire : a study of the relationship between actor training and professional theatre practice in the Singapore context. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Re-inventing the conservatoire : a study of the relationship between actor training and professional theatre practice in the Singapore context
Synopsis:

The training and professional practice of actors is the focus of this research. The research explores the current experiences acting students have in terms of content of courses, their own relationships to training as well as their expectations upon entering the real world of the industry. In addition, and in
comparison, the research investigates the practice and experiences of some professional actors/theatre artists that are working as independent practitioners or as hired members of companies and theatre groups. The comparison is designed to explore overlaps and connections between the
education and training of theatre professionals and the various professional working contexts that exist in Singapore. Central to this research is an investigation of the way contemporary conservatoire actor training, and contemporary practice co-exists in Singapore. Underpinning this research is an exploration of concepts of acting and actor training from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. The history of actor training, particularly in the west, could be seen as being dominated by methods and approaches created by the Russian acting teacher Konstantin Stanislavski whose influence is widely felt in many areas of performer training. By locating the research in contemporary training and practice contexts and by using qualitative methods to collect and analyse data it is hoped that the research will offer some insights into the current ways actors are being trained and how they then work in Singapore.

Subjects: L Education >
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 05:34
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 05:35
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/418

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