Stage struck; Students at a Glasgow college have been venturing into the world of the performing arts.Byline: Marjorie Calder
STOW College Stow College is a college in Glasgow in Scotland. History
The college is named after Sir David Stow, whose primary teaching seminary was founded close to the college at Dundasvale. in Glasgow may be famous for teaching generations of students a trade and the high tech skills needed for modern manufacturing - but there's a lot more to the college than that.
A year or so ago, for example, they started to turn their attention to flying carpets.
It's all to do with their venture into the world of entertainment, which has seen the college mount two highly innovative shows over consecutive years.
The second of these, Arabian Nights Arabian Nights: see Thousand and One Nights.
compilation of Middle and Far Eastern tales. [Arab. Lit.: Parrinder, 26]
See : Fantasy - hence the flying carpets - opens in Glasgow on 10 April and runs for four nights.
College lecturer and producer Stephen Langston is the man behind the productions. Although Stephen loves the smell of greasepaint and the roar of the crowd, achieving rave reviews from the audience is not the only aim. Nor is it to make money on the box office returns.
Stow's involvement with the performing arts has allowed them to bring in members of the local community to work beside students and members of the college staff.
Arabian Nights is at the nail biting Nail biting is the habit of biting one's fingernails or toenails during periods of nervousness, stress, hunger, or boredom . It can also be a sign of mental or emotional disorder. , last-minute stage before the curtain is finally due to rise, but the journey to get to this point has been just as important.
Working on the production has allowed technical students to get hands- on experience of working in a live entertainment environment. The backstage crew are all students, lecturers or volunteers who have shared their skills and freely given their time.
Stow's Advanced Diploma DIPLOMA. An instrument of writing, executed by, a corporation or society, certifying that a certain person therein named is entitled to a certain distinction therein mentioned.
2. in Music technology students have been working on the sound design and NQ students on their Theatre Arts courses have designed and operated the complicated lighting systems and staging.
It's no mean feat to engineer genies from bottles and to have Persian rugs flying across the stage. Stow insist that no trapdoors are used in the production of Arabian Nights, but as to how they achieve the other special effects special effects, in motion pictures, cinematographic techniques that create illusions in the audience's minds as well as the illusions created using these techniques. , they are saying nothing. Almost 300 people came forward for the initial auditions for Arabian Nights last year and the standard was so good that Stephen wrote several new parts.
Twelve-year-old Samantha Seth and 14-year-old Suzanne MacLean made it on to the cast purely on the strength of their talents and enthusiasm and are expected to perform to rave reviews.
Arabian Nights will be staged at the Atheneaum theatre of the nearby Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), founded in 1845 by the Glasgow Educational Association, is a university of music and drama in Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated in the city centre, on Renfrew Street, just north of Sauchiehall Street. .
This gives the amateur cast a lot to live up to, but with a set created by experienced designer Donald MacLean For other persons of the same name, see Don MacLean.
Sir Donald Charles Hugh Maclean, KBE (January 9, 1864 – June 15, 1932), was a Liberal politician in the United Kingdom. and input from specialists including Pictel Films, everyone is hoping for a fabulous opening night.
THOSE taking part say they got a great buzz from the experience and gained confidence in a way that classroom teaching could never have brought.
The productions have also raised the profile of Stow's courses surrounding sur·round
tr.v. sur·round·ed, sur·round·ing, sur·rounds
1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.
n. the performing arts.
As a spin-off The situation that arises when a parent corporation organizes a subsidiary corporation, to which it transfers a portion of its assets in exchange for all of the subsidiary's capital stock, which is subsequently transferred to the parent corporation's shareholders. benefit from Arabian Nights and its predecessor, Wallace, Stow College has launched a brand new Higher National Diploma n. 1. (Education) A certificate awarded for completing a course of vocational education beyond secondary school, preparing the student for a career in business or certain practical arts. It is a term used in the United Kingdom.
Noun 1. Course in Musical Theatre. They have also added a NQ qualification in Theatre Arts.
It is far from easy to stage a major theatrical performance and Stephen Langston needed a lot of faith to keep the project going. It hasn't put anyone off, however, and the team is beginning to plan for their next production.
Tickets for Arabian Nights are available by calling 0141-332 5057.