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The Honourable and Dishonourable art of Acting Malcolm Jones Wednesday 13 February 2019

Actors tell stories that reflect the hopes and anxieties of our times - from Greek tragedy to the Royal Court. Often seen in the past as rogues and vagabonds, the road to respectability was a long and lively journey with some fascinating characters along the way. The start of the 20th century established the actor as an ‘honourable’ profession with the knighthood of Sir Henry Irving, from which emerged the great generation of actors including John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier and Peggy Ashcroft.

Malcolm Jones has worked as an actor, director and teacher. He was Workshop and Events Manager at the V&A Theatre Museum and has lectured on the V&A Short Course Programme and taught at The Actors Centre and RADA. He also teaches an acting course at New Wimbledon Theatre.

Portrait of Edmund Kean in the title role of Richard III by Isaac Cruikshank 1814