Shakespearean verse presents many problems for actors both in comprehension and performance. By the application of a few simple techniques, you can make the verse work for you.
Colin David Reese presents this in-depth workshop to help you as an actor decipher Shakespearean text and create a performance that both honours the Bard’s work and makes the verse accessible to you and your audience.
Generous discounts available for groups of 2+. Please get in touch for more details.
Booking is essential.
Maximum participants: 12
During the workshop, you will study techniques including text analysis, LeCoq movement techniques, breathing, and articulation. Working in small groups and individually, you will be guided through the process, learning how to use Shakespeare’s verse to develop characterisation.
You get to work with a facsimile of the First Folio, enabling comparison with the modern edited texts and the document that was printed in 1623. This brings many discoveries as the edited texts often hide things that the playwright intended the players to use.
To explore even further, some "cue script" work will be included. By working in the way of the original actors, even more surprises will be revealed by the text!
Please bring a “Complete Works” and a notebook and pencil.
For further information, please get in touch.