Acting Made Easy: Bringing Text to Life (Monologues)
What you'll learn
- How to bring text to Life!
- How use a Characters want to drive the speech and bring about natural emotions
- THE MAGIC TRICK: Using Images rather than words to lift your speech and make it natural!
- Learning your lines so they become natural and organic not robotic
- Make your speech ready for your audition.
- Enjoy performing so your audience enjoys watching you.
- Methods and techniques that can be applied to any role, in a movie or theatre production.
- Choose a monologue to study with me, there are many online or better yet, a book of monologues, from any year.
- One exercise will require a partner to work with. NB it can be done alone if necessary
Esther May Campbell. A BAFTA award-winning Director
"Dave has a real touch, he brings out the best in everyone by giving them real, practical tools for acting and understanding how drama works. He is a joy to be with and will give anyone interested the guidance, kindness, and tools they need"
A quote from the incredible BAFTA nominee Stephen Graham (The Irishman, This is England.)
"Simply put; Dave knows how to make you a better actor, always has, always will."
What you will learn?
Students will learn the importance of breaking a speech down into units of action.
Students will learn how to find a Characters want and why that is so, so important.
Students will learn how using images in your speech will bring that text to life.
Students will learn the importance of memorizing lines correctly, so your speech is natural and organic not robotic.
Students will learn how to use the four techniques together to make their speech stand out from the crowd
There is approximately 40 minutes of video footage on this course, which doesn't seem a lot but I have honed my technique and teaching so the lessons are quick and adaptable to any speech. And although there are only 40 minutes, it will take you between 5 to 14 hours study time to complete the course. To be honest the more hours you do the better the speech will be.
Who this course is for:
- For graduates and college students and beginners of any kind of performing arts
- Anyone who has to do any kind of public speaking
I was taught at Rose Bruford Drama School (Gary Oldman, Stephen Graham and Tom Baker are just three famous graduates)in London. My Theatre Directors Course was run by the Head of the Directors Guild of Great Britain, Vladimir Mirodan, who taught that a director helps the actor find the part from within themselves. We all have the ability to play Mother Theresa or Hitler and every character in between and it's up to the director to help the actor find those key characteristics inside themselves.
I was taught by Vladimir how to bring Text to life through the use of images.
I was taught by acclaimed acting coach Jenny Lipman (Actors Studio, Central School) about the importance of Stanislavski wants based system. That as in life all characters have a want, we don't play emotions as actors, we play a characters want and if the character gets what they want, positive emotions will come naturally not forced and if they don't get what they want negative emotions will come naturally.
I was taught by Palme D'or winning directors Ken Loach's script editor Roger Smith, how to create drama using relationship exercises techniques employed by Ken Loach and Mike Leigh
I was taught Laban technique that allows us to transform into a character with different rhythms than ourselves. If we aren't careful as an actor we will always play characters with the same physical and spoken rhythm, Laban allows us to change that rhythm and then Transform.
And I have spent 18 years running my own Dave Lovatts Acting Class for Adults, where you can find amazing reviews of my work on Facebook. In the class I only teach eight students at once, the classes are always sold out with beginners, intermediates, and professionals working alongside each other as my honed methods work for all abilities.
I feel that I have taken on the wisdom of my incredible tutors and honed that into an engaging, sometimes hilarious, always informative guide to get you to a professional acting ability quicker than any other teacher. I can safely say from the feedback and my own experience that, I am Brilliant!