New School of Acting opens at the Abbey Theatre
Lady Gregory has announced that the Abbey Theatre has established a new School of Acting.
‘We don’t want to close up the Abbey while the main company is in America, so we started the school with two objects: (1) that we might be able to put on some performances while our principal players were absent from Dublin; and (2) we want to have something ready for St. Patrick’s Day. We mean also to play on Easter Week and on Punchestown Week.’
The first training provided to those in the school has revolved around voice projection, with students undertaking regular exercises in class and at home. The coming weeks will see the students learn various acting techniques in anticipation of public performance.