Acting for Singers: A Stagecraft Toolbox

Coordinator: Assoc Prof Merlyn Quaife AM
Email: merlyn.quaife@monash.edu
Phone: 03 9905 3813 (Monash extension 53813)

Lecturer: Philip Gould
Email: philip-gould@ozemail.com.au
Phone: 0439 544 106

Class time: Wednesdays 4.30 – 6.30 

Like any skilled workman the stage performer needs to become proficient in the use of many tools.

The singing voice is one, but what of the others?

In these classes we will explore – and put into practice – the tools necessary to sustain a professional career in performing Opera/Operetta & Music Theatre. From character study, texts and gesture to period dance, acting styles, dialogue/recitative and everything in between.

Entry: Open to all students as an Elective or Hurdle for Classical Voice students. No audition required for CMS (voice) students, however non-CMS students must audition with a song in Week 1.