interpreting the bard workshop
February 9th 10:00 - 15:00
February 10th 10:00 - 15:00
February 11th 14:00 - 19:00
February 12th 10:00 - 15:00
Sunland School of the Arts
Cozumel 31, Roma Norte
Ciudad de Mexico
Interpreting the Bard, A study of Shakespeare’s First Folio and how to incorporate it into your performance
ALL LEVEL OF ACTORS WELCOME
Introduction on Shakespeare’s original text and how it was used in the 16th Century
Voice, Breath, and Scansion training
Verse and Prose practical application to performance
Actors must choose a soliloquy to work with prior to attending the workshop
DAY ONE AND TWO: Shakespeare’s Text & the Personal Connection
With a Shakespearian monologue, the actor explores a text approach to encourage an open, personal commitment to thought, word and gesture. The student explores the Elizabethan world of the Actor/Audience Relationship: a theatrical reality without a fourth wall in which the immediate energy of the audience fuels the actor and engages the audience.
DAY THREE: First Folio & the Four-Line Thought
Actors work with the First Folio text as a tool to interpret the character and discover bold and truthful acting choices. Differences between prose and verse will be explored with group and individual attention for each participant as they learn to scan and understand Shakespeare’s poetry.
DAY FOUR: Staging Soliloquies
Participating actors will use chosen soliloquies, directed in front of the class to perform as the King’s players once did at the Globe 400 years ago. Actors will be guided to take ownership of their piece by incorporating both the Personal Connection and First Folio work. Each actor will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform his or her piece.
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To hold your spot in the workshop please leave a non-refundable $25 USD deposit. The deposit will go toward the total cost of the workshop.