A participatory workshop using methods and techniques developed by the RSC legendary Voice Director, Cicely Berry and its Honorary Associate director John Barton; exploring the structure, dynamic and imaginery of Shakespeare’s language. Looking at ways in which actor can find the physicality of language, its poetry, violence and humour – in order for its full meaning to land on the ear and excite the listener.
1. Ways of finding the physicality and energy of the language
2. How Shakespeare helps the actor?
3. The Sonnets or Shakespeare in miniature – his trademark literary techniques and devices.
4. Words, words, words – Wits, puns and wordplay.
5. You are what you speak – Language as a key to your character.
6. Trust the rhythm – Signposts and clues in the metre.
For those with good knowledge of English – we will be working directly on Shakespeare’s texts.
Sonnets: 12, 29, 129, 138, 144
Hamlet, monologue of Hamlet, Act I, sc. 2
monologue of Ophelia, Act III, sc. 1
Act I, scene 1
Romeo and Juliet, prologue, Act I, sc 1
The Winter’s Tale, monologue of Leontes, Act I, sc. 2
Othello, monologue of Othello, Act V, sc. 2
When and where?
6th August 2017 12:30-15:30
Teatr BOTO, ul. Boh. Monte Cassino 34 B, Sopot