What will you learn?
‘Art of Script Analysis’ is a very rare course which will give you in-depth knowledge of the technicalities of analysing a script to uncover information, drama, characters’ wants, & conflicts hidden in a script. Apart from theoretical aspects, these online acting classes will provide you with practical tools which can be easily used in a performance. In the end, through practice-based exercises and experiential learning, you will build a strong foundation to perform any given script.
Course At A Glance
Sample Class 1
Sample Class 2
Sample Class 3
6 Modules, 30 Classes, 12 Downloadable Resources
Things To Remember
First encounters are truly the most impressionable. It is the moment when we engage with utmost authenticity, openness, and acceptance. Just like people, the first encounter with a play gives us an idea about the crux of it – what it is actually about. This module is all about meeting the script ‘Reech’, which is the Hindi adaptation of Anton Checkov’s ‘The Bear’. The classes focus on some of the preliminary and foundational concepts that one can keep in mind while reading any script for the first time.
Module 1 Handout
Module 1 Introduction
First Reading / रीछ
Characters / ठक ठक कौन है?
Highlights / ख़ास घटनाएँ
Themes / स्क्रिप्ट का रंग
Styles / रहस्य का खुलासा
Title / नाम में क्या रखा है?
Module 1 Task
Module 1 Task Sheet
A script is like a treasure trove having many tiny and massive
pieces of information hidden in the entire story. To understand the script in the best way, it becomes crucial to breaking the script into several many parts only to once again build it all together at the end. This breaking up is a very important step in analysing any given script. It helps readers to process the intricacies of each section of the script, in order to understand the script as a whole. This module explains the technique behind understanding the script, both, in parts and as a whole.
Module 2 Handout
Module 2 Introduction
French Scene / आना जाना
Exciting Moments / फिर क्या हुआ?
Conflict Graph / नायाब नौ
Module 2 Task
Module 2 Task Sheet
Every script has its own unique world, both, inside and outside its story. This world of the script deeply impacts the character’s life. A character’s way of life is influenced by their social upbringing, their present environment, the culture they exist in, and their socio-economic situation. In many ways, the world of the script determines a character’s actions and behaviour. This module is all about understanding these two worlds of a script – inside and outside – in order to completely immerse into the world of analysing a script.
Module 3 Handout
Module 3 Introduction
Research / खोज की खुजली
Setting / अनोखा नक़्शा
Module 3 Task
Module 3 Task Sheet
Characters are the heart of a script and its story. They drive the narrative and humanise the story. Actions and dialogues are where they shine the best. A character in a script is fictional until it is understood. The moment we start to dive into their personal traits, thoughts, beliefs and opinions, they come alive and give dimension to the story they are telling. A good actor knows the importance of studying a character inside out and from all possible angles, such that the actor and the character seem like one. This module presents the technique to enter into the world of a character. This module dives deeper into the psyche of a character to understand what they actually are and want in a given script and its story.
Module 4 Handout
Module 4 Introduction
Self Study / मैं ही मैं
Public Opinion / अलग नज़रिए
Personal Views / मेरी सोच
Want / चाहता क्या है?
Final Task Sheet
Bonus Character Study Sheet
Continue Your Journey
Know Your Facilitator
Film & Theatre Actor, Director
National School of Drama Graduate
“You can learn anything anytime if you have the will to learn. Just keep learning new things and keep improving yourself.”
Tushar Pandey, more popularly known as Mummy from ‘Chhichhore’ has been extensively involved in theatre and films for 17+ years. As an avid learner, multitasker and enthusiast, he has worn many hats of an actor, director, writer, actor trainer, teacher, producer, lighting designer, theatre maker, and the list goes on. He continues to explore his creative side by constantly learning and indulging in being a student.
His first encounter with theatre was with Delhi University, Kirori Mal College theatre group where he performed in a play called ‘The Players’. He then went on to study at the National School of Drama (NSD) for three years to specialise in Acting. To continue to work on his craft, he pursued studying Lecoq physical theatre for two years at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) for which he was awarded a reputable award Inlaks Shivdasani International Scholarship. He also created an international theatre group and performed at acclaimed festivals like Edinburgh Theatre Festival. He taught at NSD and performed globally including in China, Greece, Dubai, Scotland, etc. For the past few years, he has been largely involved in films, some of which are Chhichhore, Ashram, Pink and Hum Char.
His curious nature extends to understanding the psyche of people which is where his love for scripts originates from. He stresses the value and importance of a script behind every performance and practices this belief in his artistic processes, which is an ongoing method when he teaches at DSM, a renowned drama school in India.
Who is this course for?
STORYTELLERS, ACTORS, WRITERS, PERFORMERS, DIRECTORS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, RESEARCHERS
Frequently Asked Questions
These beginner acting courses provide you with the basic knowledge of acting and theatre in an engaging manner. Even if you are not involved in the creative arts, these online drama lessons will equip you with critical life skills such as self-awareness, effective communication, confidence, and creative expression.
Our courses are designed holistically and do not restrict themselves to fields of pursuit or levels of study. If you are interested in exploring the world of theatre and acting, these courses provide you with the basic building blocks in an engaging manner. Even if you are not involved in the creative arts, these courses will equip you with critical life skills like self-awareness, confidence, effective communication and creative expression.
Each Ekalavya course is designed to be stand-alone. If you want to pursue a career in acting and theatre, we recommend beginning with the first course, ‘Breaking Open Characters’ which deals with the most basic concept of characterization and how to approach the portrayal of different characters.
These courses provide the building blocks of study in the field of acting and theatre-making. Ekalavya courses cover foundational concepts that serve as an essential first step to launching your creative journey and your acting career.
We strongly encourage learners to take charge of their own creative journeys. We believe this self-drive is key to success in the theatre and acting industry. Our courses act as critical catalysts in this journey. We motivate our learners to actively get involved in fun and engaging exercises. Every course requires a performance submission in the end where learnings come together to mould something tangible. Personal stories, anecdotes, and greenroom hacks form an indispensable part of the courses. Online forums will also ensure a community exchange of ideas, and a space to ideate and grow consistently.
Once enrolled, you will be able to access the course modules and individual study sessions contained within those modules. Please check your email for login instructions. It is advised that you download the course on your device so that you are able to access the same in case of unavailability of the internet.
The assignments will be reviewed by the Ekalavya team at the Drama School Mumbai as part of the criteria for successfully completing a course.
Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate once you submit your final course assignment and it has been accepted by Ekalavya.
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Presently, all Ekalavya courses come with lifetime validity. You can take them at your own pace and time. The validity period can change in future but if you have bought a course with lifetime validity then it will remain as it is.