no experience, acting, any age, London workshops
Saturday, 4th of March, 3-5pm, The Rag Factory, London
Workshop Guest: Geoffrey Williams, freelance theatre director and playwright
"I think it’s a great initiative, sharing the process of theatre making with people who’re not from a theatre background. What we do can seem rather mystical and arcane, and so often I hear people say “I could never do that”. But I see the twinkle in their eyes and I think: if only you had a chance to try, you might love it. And it doesn’t have to have anything to do with becoming a professional performer. It could just be a personal exploration a hobby".
Brief of the workshop:
Who’s afraid of Shakespeare? I am. A lot of actors are. But we don’t need to be. And we certainly don’t need to have expert knowledge of Elizabethan verse to tackle the bard.
In this workshop we’ll use one of Shakespeare’s sonnets as provocation for a performance. We’ll learn how to swim in the text without fear, and delight in the juicy language. We’ll release ourselves physically and seek to touch, if only for a second, the hugeness of emotion in the sonnet.
Tester class available, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org