Who could benefit from this course?All actors looking to improve their text skills and confidence with Classical text especially - but in the most dynamic acting environment.How does it work?In one day, you will learn all the text and acting skills needed to perform (not just to work, to perform) from just your lines and cues. These will include working with First Folio text, decoding stage directions in the text, self-blocking, & the company jig. Then three weeks to study your own part for a scene to be performed at the performance workshop in front of an invited audience of friends & family three weeks later, with two one-to-one text coaching sessions to support & prepare you.What do you gain?Confidence with text, boldness at shaping character & making clear choices, & the best listenting & improv skills.Dates, Times & CostOne-day workshop: Sunday 20th May 2018, 10am - 7pmPerformance: Sunday 10th June 2018, 10am - 1pmWorkshop class and Performance, £200cost includes:- 2 hours one-to-one Text & Direction Coaching (TDC) as arranged between participant & tutors
**Options for Graduates: Performance & Text & Direction Coaching (TDC) (Graduates only), £95cost includes:- 2 hours one-to-one Text & Direction Coaching (TDC) as arranged between participant & tutors*Please note this option is only for graduates of Acting Shakespeare from Cue-Scripts (formerly Shakespeare:Direct).
Teacher/Creator BiogLizzie is the Artistic Director of Shake-Scene Shakespeare, the only UK company producing and teaching Shakespeare using cue-scripts. She has been a working professional actress for twenty-two years, with experience of all branches of acting from unpaid student films to West End plays (Mrs March in Little Women at the Duchess Theatre, London 2004-5). Stage roles played range from Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother to Lady Macbeth. She has also been a teacher & tutor for twenty-five years, working first in school, then one to one with individual pupils, & finally working with actors & young people eager to learn how to connect with & interpret Shakespeare intellectually, physically & truthfully.Testimonials“There are times when I forget that the cast haven’t rehearsed. This takes quite some acting skill on their parts and makes you consider just how much preparation they must have done, on their own and with Lizzie, to get to a point of such natural onstage chemistry… It is a thrill to see the cast enjoying the surprise as much as us. The prevailing result of the cue script performance is that it allows the audience to feel complicit in the play’s creation. The pauses and breaks create our own personalized show that no other audience will get to see.”Zoe Paskett, Ham & High, 5th October 2017http://shake-sceneshakespeare.co.uk/about-page