Glasgow’s Theatrical Connections

November 26th, 2020

From the traditional to the controversial, Shakespeare to pantomime, Glasgow has a rich history of theatre and countless theatrical connections. With Edinburgh and its festivals just a short trip away, an envious collection of theatrical venues and theatre companies within its bounds, and uniquely Glaswegian audiences, this really is a city of and for theatre

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A letter to you

November 25th, 2020

Fourth year Contemporary Performance Practice student Maria J. Monteiro has written a letter to people who are thinking about applying to RCS to study this distinctive performance course. This epistle talks through her personal experience of her studies and her reflections as she prepares to graduate in 2021.

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Rehearsing The Bacchae during a pandemic

November 20th, 2020

Back in March, when the world went into lockdown, our students found themselves in unfamiliar waters. They had packed up their instruments, equipment, costumes and props and headed home to begin producing, rehearsing and creating work from isolation. They swapped the bright lights of the stage for their living room and the audience for their

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Introduction to Actor Training: A student’s perspective

November 17th, 2020

I’m John, an actor-in-training, from Thurso! I took the Introduction to Actor Training course (ITAT) whilst I was in my second year at college and I was incredibly fortunate to start my actor training on RCS’s BA Acting programme the following year. I’m now in my third and final year. A little bit about Introduction

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Mars Exploration: May 22, 1984

September 25th, 2020

In 1984, the CIA conducted an experiment on remote viewing as part of Project Star Gate. The transcript of this experiment, released via a freedom of information request, is the source of all spoken text. Adapted into a project that is part verbatim performance, part guided meditation – an exploration of the landscapes of outer

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A look back through our favourite Edinburgh Festival performances

August 20th, 2020

For 15 years, RCS students have performed on the world’s largest and most global stage, the Edinburgh Festival. Throughout August, Scotland’s capital hosts thousands of performing and production artists as the Edinburgh International Festivaland Edinburgh Festival Fringe take place across the city. More than three million people attend the festivals each summer and the historic

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Meet Our Junior Conservatoire Students: Molly

June 25th, 2020

The RCS Junior Conservatoire is a nurturing and empowering space for young people who want to improve their artistic skills, gain self-confidence and learn with other like-minded people. In this blog series, we hear what some of those young people like about the Junior Conservatoire, and why they look forward to coming to classes every

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The Green Room: Dr Laura Bissell

June 17th, 2020

The Green Room is a new blog series from the research community at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It’s both a response to the impact of Covid 19 on the arts, and a way of starting new conversations about the future. Each week colleagues will share their personal reflections, insights, challenges and hopes as we

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June 15th, 2020

A series of three works created by MA Classical and Contemporary Text (MACCT) student Shakara Rose Carter, exploring, lamenting and celebrating her perspective as a person of colour in the arts industry. With a special introduction from the Head of MACCT, Marc Silberschatz.     An introduction by Marc Silberschatz   The three pieces of

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The Weekend Read: RCS acting graduate Kevin Guthrie, star of Netflix drama The English Game

April 25th, 2020

©Lori Isabella McColl Photography   From Sunshine on Leith and Sunset Song to Fantastic Beasts and new Netflix series The English Game, actor Kevin Guthrie is never far from our screens. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate talks to Linda Robertson about life in lockdown, his memories of RCS and what it means to tell

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