“There is no better way to train intellect, body, breathing, voice and skills in communicating with an audience than by playing Shakespeare.” Sir Peter Hall, Founder RSC
Here is an interactive course where we can speak and move with Shakespeare’s words and discover the acting clues he provided for his fellow actors within the texts, laying as he did so the very foundations of modern English.
Shakespeare’s language is like a score of music where we can penetrate the meaning and discover the deepest emotion behind the words. Everyone is encouraged to improvise and allow Shakespeare’s words to work. No previous experience is necessary.
This term there will be a new departure when we will study and speak the PROLOGUES, EPILOGUES and SOLILOQUIES and the role of the CHORUS storyteller. It is intended to give an overview of many of his plays and a fascinating exploration into the characters, more than plot, settings or modern effects. We will also read the SONNETS, with their timeless ability to speak to us personally here and now.
Nine weekly sessions.
Next course starts: 11 May
Time 11.15 am -12.30 pm
Presenter Neville Wortman
(Voice and drama coach, former BBC TV Staff producer, RADA Gold Shakespeare Certificate with Merit)
Fees are £45 for one or two courses with concessions for full time students, students currently enrolled in the Philosophy or Economics courses, and non-earners.
Enrol by phone – 020 7034 4000 or on arrival for first session