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Unlocking Shakespeare: An Introduction for Actors

Reading Shakespeare is a code. Codes can be broken.  Pick the locks and open the door into Shakespeare’s text. Once you’re in, you own it!

This short introductory course will give you the tools to open up any Shakespeare text and let it live!

Who would do this course?

  • Anyone who wants a way into Shakespeare but has never been introduced
  • Anyone wanting to polish up or improve their Shakespeare text skills

What do you get?

  • A comprehensive and flexible system for approaching Shakespeare’s text
  • An opportunity to get to grips with vocabulary, pronunciation, meter & rhythm, sounds, metaphors, maybe even rules of three, apposition and  end-stopping!
  • The chance to find out how each text discovery can feed your performance, and have Shakespeare himself direct you as one actor to another. He knew what actors needed and he made sure it was there in his texts
  • Personal attention and feedback from an expert specialist tutor

Course length: 2 day

Cost: £90.00

Teacher: Lizzie Conrad Hughes

About Lizzie

the salon:collective

This course is run by the salon:collective, a thriving actor training organisation offering a range of courses designed around the modern working actor.  The ethos of our training is influenced by the Meisner technique of acting, each tutor has a fully grounded knowledge of the technique, in addition to their own specialism: physical theatre, Shakespeare, voice work and screen acting.

Particiant Testimonials:

"I was fairly new to Shakespeare and mildly terrified. Lizzie likened Shakespeare's beautiful language to music and told us to trust the sounds to take us somewhere. She was right and I will never forget that" Louise Devlin

"I fell in love with Shakespeare because I could finally see he wrote for us actors, and just us actors!" Serafina Salvador

"I can't wait to do more!" Jackie Townsend