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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



Gateforth Street
London NW8 8EH
Box Office: 020 7258 2925
(10.30am - 6pm, Monday - Friday,
12 noon - 6pm, Saturday)

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