All the World’s a Stage

All The World’s A Stage

In the 21st birthday article in The Link, October 1937, p.22, there is a transcript of Irene Mawer’s speech. One of the lines jumped out at me as it seems to sum up the Ginner-Mawer ethos:

“…that unity of drama and movement which we have tried to give to you all as preparation for the Theatre arts and for life.”

Although I didn’t attend the Ginner-Mawer School, I was trained in mime (with some Classical Greek Dance thrown in for good measure) by a woman who did train there. And it is true, even though I was learning my craft some 30 years after the School closed, I truly believe that I was being prepared not just for the stage, but for life. But then, as someone famous once said “All the world’s a stage…”

Author: Janet Fizz Curtis

Janet Fizz Curtis is trained in the Irene Mawer Method of Mime and Movement and is now writing a book about the life of Irene Mawer.

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