Central School of Speech and Drama
Elsie Fogerty founded The Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art at the Royal Albert Hall in 1906. Fogerty was a specialist in speech training and held a firm belief in the social importance of education. She was committed to advancing the study of theatre as an academic discipline.
On 29 November 2012 the adjective "Royal" was bestowed on the school by Elizabeth II in recognition of its reputation as a "world-class institution for exceptional professional training in theatre and performance studies". It is entitled to use it in official documentation, although it continues to be colloquially referred to as "Central".
Dr Nicola Abraham, BA, MA, PhD, PGCert TLHE, FHEA
Dr Joshua Abrams, SB, SB, MA, PhD, SFHEA
Catherine Alexander, BA
Jane Boston, BA, MA, ADVS, DLT
Jessica Bowles, BA
Amanda Brennan, BA, MA
This is a research enquiry into biophysical acting based on an analysis of Olivierâs acting incorporating Laban analysis and the Aristotelian concept of mimesis.
The research will examine the issue of acting method and how existed acting methods can address the demands of the actorâs profession in 21st century. What this research will argue is that although there are well established acting methods (Stanislavsky, Adler, Lee Strasberg Method, Brecht), actually there was no acting method that addressed the issue of acting as an embodied process.