Guildhall School of Music and Drama Personal Statement

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Personal Statement

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Personal Statement

Drama Personal Statements

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“I shall have poetry in my life. And adventure. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, come ruin or rapture.” Perhaps one should not begin with the words of another when presenting oneself, but as an actress, utilising the words of others is something that has become second nature…

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A wise man once said “…how dreadful knowledge of the truth can be, when there’s no help in truth.” I think, out of all thoughtful things one can think about, this quotes is unique description of what the depth of Drama and the Performing Arts can do for people…

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I’m now in my third year at Fakenham College looking for that secluded grade. I’ve completed an A-Level in drama with amazing grades in performances and coursework. I am studying chemistry and biology at A-Level…

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Drama has been a subject that has greatly influenced me both personally and academically. I have found that through drama, I have been able to free my mind and my heart. It has helped me to grow as a person and, through acting and character work, I have been able to understand emotions and states of mind more clearly…

Drama Personal Statement
A wise man once said “how dreadful knowledge of the truth can be, when there’s no help in truth.” I think, out of all thoughtful things one can think about, this quotes is unique description of what the depth of Drama and the Performing Arts can do for people…

Drama Personal Statement
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt” (Measure for Measure, I, IV) Here Shakespeare verbalises the overwhelming necessity of losing your inhibitions and daring to achieve, that have aided my open mind, confident demeanour and positive outlook, enabling me to overcome challenges such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award Silver expedition…

Drama Personal Statement
The stage is a very intoxicating mixture to me, the bright lights, the new character and a audience to amaze, all these parts of drama even as a little girl I found exciting. I would go to theatre’s and see play’s and just dream of being apart of that some day, Drama inspired me to succeed in my education and has been a passion of mine for many years…

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I am currently studying a Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts at Stourbridge College. Drama has been a subject which I have always taken great interest in, the bright lights, the audience and of course, the theory of drama…

English and Drama personal statement
Personal Statement Drama has been a huge impact on my life; it has given me confidence that I did not have and new experiences I have drawn from it. I really enjoy everything about this subject; from the coursework, watching and analysing plays to performing them and then inventing something/someone I have had no experience being before…

Theatre Studies Personal Statement
I’ve always found there to be something special about the theatre, the smell of it, the coldb before a rehearsal or performance, the heat during, that sparkling possibility of building a whole world on top of bare boards…

Drama Personal Statement
Ever since I can remember, one of my family’s favorite and most special pass times was to go out and watch a play. Each time, I was amazed by the experience and the actors and wished to be like them one day…

Drama Personal Statement
Give myself completely to the moment. Surrender myself to my deepest emotion. Lose myself into a character alien to that of mine. Escape from realism that occurs around me. Create my own intense, unrealistic setting but yet with such a profound truth and honesty…

Theatre Studies Personal Statement
It was reading Antony Sher’s ‘Year of the King’ that convinced me that my love of theatre was more than a hobby. Learning how Sher immersed himself so fully in a role that he could see Richard III in everything opened my eyes to the potential in every character…

Drama Personal Statement
When I was twelve years old, I took part in my first drama performance. I played the part of ‘Diva’, an egotistical movie star who, with her personal assistant, was among the group of ordinary shoppers trapped in a supermarket that turns out to be run by Satan…

Drama Personal Statement

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt” (Measure for Measure, I, IV) Here Shakespeare verbalises the overwhelming necessity of losing your inhibitions and daring to achieve, that have aided my open mind, confident demeanour and positive outlook, enabling me to overcome challenges such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award Silver expedition. My passion for the Performing Arts has been evident ever since I can remember; I’ve always wanted to act. Nothing can replace the blood-rushing, adrenaline-pumping, infinite feeling of totally immersing yourself, delving beyond the flesh and exposing the soul of the character.

I find the combination of Theatre Studies and Performing Arts have broadened my knowledge of the theatrical field, rounding me as an actor. My studies in Drama at college have invited me to explore new styles and practitioners; my AS piece focused on the “The Theatre of the Absurd.” I performed a piece by Eugene Ionesco in the style of Antonin Artaud, which was both chilling and fascinating, gaining me the highest of marks. During my study of Greek Theatre, I played Aphrodite, a sexual temptress demanding that I lost inhibition and held complete dominance over both audience and characters on stage. Performing Arts has introduced me to such techniques as Invisible Theatre and In-Yer-Face Theatre; both challenge the audiences’ perception of reality and have inspired my approach to rehearsal and production. I have also experienced a backstage approach to performance, doing sound and visual elements for a college production of “Oh! What A Lovely War!” It was refreshing to be behind instead of on the stage! I am currently working on the role of Mephistopheles, in Doctor Faustus. For my persistent contribution to the department and outstanding hard work, I have just been awarded an Annual Achievement Award in Performing Arts.
A Level English Literature has fuelled my passion for reading, revealing new found interests in genres I had barely investigated, such as poems and classical fiction. It has also greatly built my confidence and fluency in essay tasks and written work, which transfer across to all of my chosen subjects. A Level Textiles is yet another creative outlet for me, enabling me to explore the fashion that often influences the costumes that grace the stage. It also gives me great independence in investigation of the fashion industry and the annual fashion show enabled me to develop my stage presence.

Performing has been a constant in my life. I have had the opportunity to play many roles, my first major part was the character of Viola in an abridged version of “Twelfth Night,” for Shakespeare Schools Festival, performing in front of a thousand people. The part was both challenging and invigorating, sparking my passion for the Bard’s verse. I later played Witch 1 in “Macbeth,” and since joining “The Villagers Open Air Shakespeare Group,” have taken on the roles of Hero, Paulina, Olivia and Juliet.

However, none of these achievements compare to my acceptance into the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, an organisation I auditioned for early February this year. Out of five thousand applicants I was one of four hundred (a number reduced from the previous year) accepted onto their Stadium Arts Summer Course, a two week residential in August. During the course, the importance of ensemble work in the theatre became very apparent and has given me a completely different outlook to performance; I now value every element that contributes to a production, not just the leading roles.

Having taken an active role in my schooling years as Prefect, Head Girl and Student Governor along with Girl Guiding leadership training, I feel I am able to accept and succeed in challenging roles. My determination to excel, my resilience and overall dedication to the subject makes me the perfect candidate and the sole reason why nothing would suit me better than a degree in Drama.

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This personal statement was written by Gina_luh for application in 2000.

Gina_luh’s Comments

Applying for Queen Marys, Royal Holloway, Middlesex, Rose Bruford and Drama Centre (via UCAS) and RADA, ALRA, Guildhall and GSA.

Hope this helps anybody!