“FROM STREET TO SALON, SOLO!”
A piece of most excellent edutainment brought to you by
Mr Oliver H Crick, Actor and Polymath
By way of a very active lecture demonstration, the whole history of dramatic comedy, from Aristophanes to the present, will be explained, deployed, performed, diagnosed and digressed, together with explanation and exposition of the necessary performance skills.
Jokes, manipulative skills, illusion, theatrical mask and disguise, state of the art theatrical research, audience involvement and good-natured bluff, all of which will all be deployed to inspire the mind, amuse the body and educate the audience.
This show is suitable for all audiences as it’s main aim is to amuse and inform. It is a good entertainment as well as being especially relevant for all theatre students, whether Primary, GCSE, IB, AS Level, ND, HND or GNVQ. It can last between an hour and an hour and half by arrangement.
A Stage at one end of a performance space, so there is room for an audience, with lights on him, so the audience can see him, and lights on the audience, so he can see them.
What else ?
Workshops, master-classes, artistic residencies and lectures in masked theatre, commedia dell’arte, physical theatre, character acting, devising, clowning, circus skills, dramatic structure and writing. A typical programme in a school or college would be of several workshops with various groups followed by a performance of “From Street to Salon, Solo”
One half of “Commedia dell’Arte, a resource book for troops”, published by Routledge
He has taught at:
Herefordshire College of Art and Design, Guildford School of Acting, RADA, LAMDA, Manchester University, Huddersfield University, Austin Texas Commedia dell’arte festival, Vauxhall Community Circus, City Literary Institute, Hereford Youth Circus, Circus Eruption Integrated Circus, Special Needs Units in Mainstream Schools, Special Needs School, Hartcliffe, The Arts Educational Drama School,