Please note: the MA Physical Theatre degree will not be running during the 2016/17 academic year. The course will return from September 2017.

Why study Physical Theatre (International Ensemble)

The MA in Physical Theatre is a unique course that works very closely with world class experts in the field, while preparing you to create new, original work alongside other artists.

Theatre is about stories. When the story is told well it grasps our imagination. By twists and turns, sudden surprises, moments of joy, beauty or horror, we discover other worlds. It gives us pleasure and pain at the same time. The story stays with us…

With roots in Commedia Dell’Arte and other traditions of popular theatre, this mode is a theatre of storytelling; stories drawn from and shared by the community to whom they are performed. Physical Theatre focuses on physicality, expression, images and illusion, it is populist, humanist and anti-elitist.

Why St Mary's?

Physical Theatre (International Ensemble) is a unique opportunity for practitioners, actors, directors and graduates to learn to create visual physical theatre as well as to form their own companies.

The programme teaches theatre in the European tradition (French/Italian) established by Copeau, Lecoq, Gaulier, Pagneux, Fo, Brook and Theatre de Complicité.

The course is led by Kasia Zaremba-Byrne. Two international companies are connected with this degree - New International Encounter and Complicité, with members frequently teaching throughout the year.

Mode of Study: Full-time (One year)
Also Available As: Postgraduate Diploma; Postgraduate Certificate


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