RSC Actor Praises Queen Anne's Drama Students
Wednesday 26th November 2014
Former RSC actor, Gerard Logan, praised the work of the A Level dramanauts as being “brilliant” when he visited dramaramaland on Monday 10 November. Gerard, who has been nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award, visited Queen Anne’s to perform in his one-man show “Wilde about the Boy”, based on the trial of Oscar Wilde.
Following the performance, RADA-trained actor Gerard enjoyed a buffet supper with the A Level girls including Rosie Dart, Caitlin Croke and Alice Knott, before leading a superb Masterclass on “Acting in Shakespeare”. Unusually for a drama workshop at a school, Gerard insisted on treating the girls as professional actors and demanded a very high standard of commitment and discipline indeed. By harnessing this sense of focus, the girls were taught how to comb through a piece of Shakespearean text, word by word with forensic detail, looking for evidence to support their artistic decisions about their interpretation of the role. Gerard then emphasised and exemplified to the girls how important each and every word is.
Following the workshop, Gerard contacted dramaramaland to say how much he had enjoyed working with the girls and to say that they had risen to the challenge of being treated as professional actors very well.