I have been teaching drama degree students for the last three years on a number of university degree courses.
The principle area of study is the theory and then practice of screen acting and this has been a very interesting thing to explore. It has forced me to find a way to make explicit and teachable, a process that I understood more in an instinctive way.
I teach an understanding of what screen acting is and how it differs quite dramatically from stage acting. Then we explore how to deeply interpret a script, as all real meaning is hidden in subtext.
Finally they practice.
I have shot hundreds of monologues and dozens of short films for my students and a few of the strongest are included below.