Certified Live Interpreter (CLI)

Live interpretation is a special guiding service that uses characters, costumes and props. It’s often the enduring highlight of any visit and quite simply brings heritage life in the eyes of the visitor. This enthralling, 40-hour course, enables participants to develop historic characters, learn the essentials of first and third person performance and improvisation, public speaking, storytelling and the finer points of costume and language. First-class support from our highly-experienced trainers will take budding live interpreters on an unforgettable journey!

To be certified as a live interpreter, trainees must have previous experience in acting or re-enactment and take part in the entire course. The certification process itself consists of a written test, research and development of a historical character, a live performance and a critiquing exercise.

 

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