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The Honourable and Dishonourable Art of Acting

Talks - Arts and Culture; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

Shakespeare described actors in Hamlet, writing ‘they are the abstract and brief chronicles of our time’. Actors tell stories that reflect the hopes and anxieties of our times from Oedipus Rex to our new writing of today. Often seen in the past as rogues and vagabonds, the road to respectability was a long and lively journey with some fascinating characters along the way. The start of the 20th century established the actor as an ‘honourable’ profession with the knighthood of Sir Henry Irving and the great generation of actors emerged including John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Malcolm Jones

Meet The Speaker, Malcolm

Malcolm is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society and lectures on many aspects of theatre.

Since 2009, he has lectured on the Victoria & Albert Museum Short Course and Year Course Programmes, devising and developing a range of courses on Theatre History and Practice. He also lectures on theatre for Road Scholar USA and London Arts Discovery Tours for theatre groups visiting UK from America.

Malcolm was Workshop and Events manager at the V&A Theatre Museum in Covent Garden for 10 years where he was responsible for lectures, Study Days and workshops for adults and interviewed many leading British actors and directors. He has lectured and led workshops at many drama schools including RADA, The Actors Centre and Rose Bruford College. He has chaired panels and post show talks for Ambassadors Theatre Group. While at the Theatre Museum Malcolm contributed to many television and radio programmes

Preparing for the Event

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