Owning Shakespeare is an intensive, fast-paced, practical series of lab sessions exploring Shakespearean text work in performance, from Rob Myles, the multi-award-winning actor and director, creator of The Shakespeare Deck, and co-creator the global digital theatre movement The Show Must Go Online. Suitable for all levels of experience,
Shakespeare is known as one of the world’s greatest writers. We don’t care about his genius, that can’t be replicated. We care about his craft. That, we can use. By understanding and applying the same tools and approaches he used to sculpt his masterpieces, you can harness the richness of his text quickly, easily and fearlessly.
You will be introduced to the tool kit used by the Bard and his actors, enabling you to better appreciate the purposeful nature of his writing, and its intended effect on the audience. You will understand the actor’s unique responsibilities when playing Shakespeare in particular – to the text, to the audience and to each other.
Across the course, you will combine exploration and discovery with movement exercises, long form improvisation and more, all to uncover new dimensions in a variety of extracts, soliloquys and scenes. This workshop will change the way you see Shakespeare on the page, to make your performances more accessible, rewarding, and powerful on the stage.
The workshop will also introduce The Shakespeare Deck: a powerful, portable toolkit designed to help actors wield the full power of Shakespeare’s words for auditions, rehearsals and performances.
The cost is £175 for the 12 sessions. There is a limited number of £125 slots available for underrepresented artists. There is also one sponsored free space available for an artist in financial hardship. No details are required – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name to apply.