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The Central School of Speech and Drama is a United Kingdom government funded higher education college in London. Higher education is education provided by universities and other institutions that award academic degrees, such as community colleges, and liberal arts colleges. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...


CSSD was founded in 1906 by Elsie Fogerty, to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young actors and other students. During the war, it was based at “The Hall” – the Royal Albert Hall - although it moved during the war to Exeter. Nowadays, the campus is at the Swiss Cottage site in North London. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences is an arts venue dedicated to Queen Victorias husband and consort, Prince Albert. ... Swiss Cottage is an area of North-west London in the Borough of Camden. ...


Courses are provided in acting, art, arts management, circus, costume, design, directing, drama & education, drama and movement therapy, dramaturgy, lighting, media education with English, musical theatre, performance, prop-making, puppetry, scenic art, scenic construction, scenography, set design, sound, stage management, technical theatre, voice and writing. Acting is the work off an actor, a person in theatre, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... Winged Victory of Samothrace exihibited in the Louvre. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Yarkand ladies summer fashions. ... Usually considered in the context of the applied arts, engineering, architecture, and other such creative endeavours, design is used as both a noun and a verb. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... Dramaturgy is the art of dramatic composition and the representation of the main elements of drama on the stage. ... Architect lamps Dark lighting in a concert hall allow laser effects to be visible In the 2005 Classical Spectacular performance, a state-of-the-art lighting system was used to accompany the music Lighting refers to the devices or techniques used for illumination, usually referring to artificial light sources such... Mass media is the term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). ... Musical theatre (sometimes, although less often than not, spelled theater rather than theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In the performing arts, a prop (the common short form for the more formal property) is anything that is carried by a performer during the performance. ... A puppet is any controlled character, whether formed by a shadow, strings, by the use of a glove, by direct mechanical contrivance (for example a cable-controlled figure for film or TV) or electronic guidance (such as a radio or infrared remote controller). ... Scenography is the practice of making theatre including sets, costumes and texts from a theoretical and practical point of view. ... Scenic design also known as Stage design is the creation of theatrical scenery. ... A schematic representation of hearing. ... Stage management is a sub-discipline of stagecraft. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The word voice can be used to refer to: Sound: The human voice. ... Writing may refer to two activities: the inscribing of characters on a medium, with the intention of forming words and other constructs that represent language or record information, and the creation of material to be conveyed through written language. ...


Alumni

Famous past students include: Joss Ackland, Peggy Ashcroft, Paul Bailey, Jill Balcon, Lynda Bellingham, Gael Garcia Bernal, Claire Bloom, James Bolam, Jeremy Brett, Ben Browder, Michael Cacoyannis, Phyllis Calvert, Jim Cartwright, Julie Christie, Jeremy Clyde, Pauline Collins, Wendy Craig, Anna Cropper, Peter Davison, Judi Dench, Amanda Donohoe, Christopher Eccleston, Jennifer Ehle, Rupert Everett, Jonathan Firth, Carrie Fisher, Jerome Flynn, James Frain, Martin Freeman, Dawn French, Selina Griffiths, Trevor Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Ann Jellicoe, Alice Krige, John Laurie, Cherie Lunghi, Susan Lynch, Virginia McKenna, Stephen Moore, Laurence Olivier, Richard Pasco, Neil Pearson, Harold Pinter, James Purefoy, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Natasha Richardson, Bruce Robinson, Tony Robinson, Jennifer Saunders, Rufus Sewell, Catherine Tate, Ann Todd, Kathleen Turner, Mary Ure, Zoe Wanamaker, Kevin Whately, Frank Windsor. Joss Ackland (born February 29, 1928) is an English actor who has appeared in more than 130 films in his career. ... Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft, DBE (22 December 1907–14 June 1991) was an English actress. ... Paul Bailey (born 1937) is a British writer. ... Jill Balcon (born January 3, 1925) is a British actress. ... Lynda Bellingham (born May 31, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian-born actress. ... Gael García Bernal Gael García Bernal (born November 30, 1978 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican actor. ... Claire Bloom (born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15, 1931) is a British actress. ... James Bolam (born June 16, 1938 in Sunderland England) is a British actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Terry Collier in the BBC sitcoms The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?. Much like his fellow likely lad Rodney Bewes, Bolam was trained in London and... Jeremy Brett in the role of Sherlock Holmes. ... Ben Browder as John Crichton in Farscape Ben Browder (born December 11, 1962) is an American film and television actor, who garnered a few minor roles in feature films before his leading role on the sci-fi TV series Farscape and later Stargate SG-1. ... Michael Cacoyannis (born June 11, 1922 in Limassol, Cyprus, under the name Mikhalis Kakogiannis) is a filmmaker. ... Phyllis Calvert (February 18, 1915 - October 8, 2002) was a English film and stage actress. ... Jim Cartwright was born in 1958 and grew up in Farnworth, Lancashire. ... Julie Christie (born April 14, 1940) is a British actress, winner of an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1965 film, Darling. ... Jeremy Clyde (born March 22, 1941) is an English actor. ... Pauline Collins (born September 3, 1940) is a British actress working extensively in movies and television. ... Wendy Craig (born June 20, 1934) is a British actor. ... Peter Davison (born April 13, 1951) is a British actor, best known for his roles as Tristan to Robert Hardys Siegfried in All Creatures Great and Small and as the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, which he played from 1981 to 1984. ... Dame Judi Dench as the widowed Queen Victoria in Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, better known as Judi Dench (born on December 9, 1934 in North Yorkshire, England), is an Oscar-winning English stage, film and television actor. ... Amanda Donohoe (born June 29, 1962 in London, England, UK) is a British actress. ... Christopher Eccleston on set in London during filming for Doctor Who in 2004. ... Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice Jennifer Ehle (born December 29, 1969 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA to British actress Rosemary Harris and American author John Ehle) is a stage and film actress. ... Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a British actor. ... Jonathan Firth as Stephanus and Inika Leigh Wright as Hedone in Pompeii: The Last Day. ... Carrie Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist. ... Jerome Flynn (b. ... James Frain (born March 14, 1968) is a leading British stage and screen actor. ... Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent, waking up at the beginning of the Hitchhikers Guide. ... Dawn French in The Vicar of Dibley Dawn French (born October 11, 1957) is a British comedienne and actress best known as one half of the comic duo French & Saunders, the other half being Jennifer Saunders of Absolutely Fabulous fame. ... Selina Griffiths is a British actress. ... Trevor Griffiths (b. ... Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Jason Isaacs (born June 6, 1963 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England) is a British actor of Eastern European Jewish descent. ... Alice Krige (born June 28, 1954 in Upington, South Africa) is an actress best known for her role in the Star Trek series as the Borg Queen. ... John Laurie (25 March 1897 - 23 June 1980) was an actor born in Dumfries, Scotland. ... Cherie Lunghi (born April 4, 1952 in London) is an actress. ... Susan Lynch (born on 5 June 1971 in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish actress. ... Virginia McKenna & Elsa (stand-in) Virginia McKenna O.B.E. (born June 7, 1931 in London, UK) is a British stage and screen actress. ... Stephen Moore (born December 11, 1937) is a British actor from Brixton, London. ... Laurence Olivier, as photographed in 1939 by Carl Van Vechten The Right Honourable Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, KBE (May 22, 1907 – July 11, 1989) was an Oscar winning English actor and director, esteemed by many as the greatest actor of the 20th century. ... Neil Pearson (born April 27, 1959) is a popular British actor. ... Harold Pinter Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (born October 10, 1930) is a British playwright and theatre director. ... James Purefoy (born June 3, 1964) is a British actor born in Taunton, Somerset. ... Lynn Rachel Redgrave (born March 8, 1943 in London, England) is a British–American actress born into the famous acting Redgrave family. ... Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born January 30, 1937) is a British actress, member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, and human rights activist. ... Julian Rhind-Tutt (born July 20, 1968) is a British film and television actor. ... Natasha Richardson Natasha Richardson (born May 11, 1963 in London, England) is an British/American actress who played the title character in The Handmaids Tale, the 1990 film based on Margaret Atwoods dystopian novel. ... Bruce Robinson (born May 1, 1946) is a British writer, actor and director, best known for his film Withnail and I. He was born in Broadstairs in Kent and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. ... Tony Robinson as Baldrick in Blackadder. ... Jennifer Saunders (born July 6, 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England) is an English comedienne, actor and comedy writer. ... Rufus Sewell in Extreme Ops (2002) For other people and things named Rufus, see Rufus (disambiguation) For other people and things named Sewell, see Sewell (disambiguation) Rufus Frederick Sewell (born October 29, 1967) is an English actor. ... Catherine Tate is not bovvered. ... Ann Todd (January 24, 1909-May 6, 1993) was born in Hartford, Cheshire and was educated at St Winifrids School in Eastbourne. ... Turner as private eye V.I. Warshawski Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an American actress. ... Mary Ure (February 18, 1933 - April 3, 1975) was a British actress. ... Zoe Wanamaker Zoë Wanamaker CBE (born May 13, 1949 in New York) is an American-born actress who lives and works in the United Kingdom. ... Kevin Whately (born February 6, 1951, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is a British actor whose career includes several stage plays, among them an adaptation of 12 Angry Men, television appearances in Coronation Street and Peak Practice, and film appearances in The English Patient and Purely Belter. ... Frank Windsor is a popular television actor, born in 1927. ...


External links

  • Official Website

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