Mike Alfreds is giving an extended workshop on Characterisation using characters from Chekhov‘s Seagull. In it, he will explore techniques for developing character that range from deconstructing the text through the four lists to physical disciplines such as those created by Laban, Michael Chekhov, Stanislavski, et al.
He will also deal with the necessity to reach beyond one’s personal cultural framework to those of people who lived in a different place and time. So elements of style will be explored. The workshop will include processess for playing scenes, working on actions, objectives, units, beats and points of conecentration.