Shakespeare

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare’s genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called “bardolatry” in the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.Wikipedia

If you are interested in expanding your performance repertoire I offer two dynamic Shakespeare Workshops that are a great way to stretch your acting chops. All the BEST actors of stage and screen train in this dynamic arena as it hones their abilities in Vocal Projection and Control, Body Language, Stage Presence, Movement and Core Acting Fundamentals. The workshops I have designed will challenge and expand your knowledge of the stage whether you are a beginner or seasoned actor. Each workshop begins with learning or revisiting the core fundamentals of stage acting and is then combined with the specifics outlined for each area of training.

Pop Up Shakespeare is for ALL actors beginner to advanced who wish to dabble in the realm of the master. Shakespeare Modern vs. OP will place the actor into the 17th century world of the playwright and his acting peers. This workshop is recommended for advanced actors or those who wish to push themselves through the challenges presented through accent, pronunciation, pentameter and structured movement.

AVAILABLE Sessions:

Pop Up Shakespeare: Working with monologues and small scenes that evoke the actor’s curiosity this intense study method is designed to play with not more then 30 lines of dialogue. Within this framework actors will learn to control and use their body as part of the unspoken story, understand and learn iambic pentameter and  learn to create and work with character development. Each monologue is  studied, rehearsed over the 8 weeks and performed as impromptu theatre in a public space.

6 Week Workshop
Spring Session 2017

Cost: $225 incl. HST

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Shakespeare Modern vs. OP (Original Pronunciation): In this workshop actors are taught to speak with the OP and accent of Shakespeare’s day vs. our now Modern take.  The two very different styles will be broken down and discussed and practical application of OP will be practised and applied. This is a great workshop designed to help actors understand the seemingly complex language of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and poems. You will also learn how Modern Actors, Directors and Productions have changed the way Shakespeare is performed and how much is lost in translation to the audience when performed in the Modern context. View the video link below to find out more about Modern vs. OP.

These Sessions are for the serious, seasoned performer. Not recommended for Beginner or Intermediate actors. 

Please contact me for more information and upcoming sessions. These are limited to no more then 6 actors at a time.

 

 

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