"We provide informal courses to theatre-goers with an opportunity for critical appraisal of plays and to others who simply love the theatre."
GREAT CHANCE TO SEE GREAT PLAYS & TALK ABOUT THEM
This is a former Birkbeck College Faculty of Life-Long Learning class. Taught by Peter Storfer, Senior Lecturer, the class is both a rigorous study of the play texts and their productions, exploring how the two interrelate.
The class participants choose each of the plays for study. Plays can be from any era of theatre and can be in production in London’s National, West End or fringe venues. The only provisos are that the plays should both be published and in production somewhere in London. It is usual for the class lecturer to arrange a ‘group visit’ to the theatre for a majority of the group. This allows for substantial discounts on theatre tickets. Normally 3 plays are studied per 10 week semester.
Who we are
From the Page to the Stage is both new and very old. Ever since the Greeks assembled for their great theatre festivals, Western theatre has always responded to the community in which it is created. Theatre is a focal point for fomenting discussion and debate; it is entertaining and educational.
For decades Theatre and Drama have been a favourite focus of people interested in undertaking further and adult education. However, with the changes in funding in higher education in the past few years almost all non-vocational, non-award bearing theatre and drama courses have disappeared from university prospectuses, leaving those adults who wish to talk about and study theatre and drama more thoroughly but have no desire to gain yet another certificate without a home for their interests.
From the Page to the Stage seeks to fill this need. We offer classes in various formats (Evening classes, Saturday classes, Summer schools) which are designed for anyone over the age of 16 who has an interest in attending and discussing theatre. No special skills are required. We cater for all abilities. Some of our participants have used the class as first step back into more formal education. Others look forward to the social interaction the classes offer.
Our venues are fully accessible and centrally located in heart of Bloomsbury.
International Summer School
Explore your passion for the theatre through visits to plays, class discussion of texts and theory and discussions with theatre professionals with our International School of London Drama.
This course is run by University of London academics.
The aim of this friendly and informal course is to provide committed theatre-goers with an opportunity for critical appraisal of selected plays in performance. To complement the academic studies theatre professionals involved in the selected plays will be invited to share their practical experience with the group. Plays can be from any era of theatre and can be in production in London’s National, West End or fringe venues.
A SERIES OF CENTRAL LONDON CLASSES ON LONDON THEATRE IN PRODUCTION
This course is run by University of London academics and anyone with interests in theatre is welcome...
Established theatre professionals will participate in the course and answer your questions about their work. You will be given a chance to see and discuss plays from the established theatres in London’s famous West End, National Theatre, Globe Theatre and the Fringe.
Take one class or take them all!
Contact us for more information or visit our website for more details.
All of our classes are held at International Hall of Residence, University of London. It occupies the southern side of Brunswick Square and is 50 metres East of Russell Square tube station.
How to enrol
Enrol online at our website or contact us by phone on 020 78 37 84 79.
We offer both residential and non-residential accommodation as required by our participants. Visit our website or contact us for further information.