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RSC Workshop: Voice and Text (updated)

Introduction: This workshop was given at the RSC Big Amateur Weekend in The Other Place (the RSC rehearsal spaces)  on the 14th& 15th October. You can get an overview of the week-end’s activity at: RSC Big Amateur Weekend. . The workshop leader was Michael Corbidge, a senior RSC associate practitioner. Michael  is a freelance, and so can undertake workshops with interested groups. I can personally recommend Michael, as I had attended …Read More

A school production of Twelfth Night in Tarzana, Calafornia, November 16th, – 18th at 7pm

Sherman Oaks CES High School Drama Presents: TWELFTH NIGHT, November 16th, – 18th at 7pm At 18605 Erwin St, Tarzana, CA 91335 Tickets: $10 At The Door | $15 VIP *Free admission for those who serve and protect! (includes firefighters, police officers, and members of the armed forces of the United States)  .Come one, come all to SOCES Drama’s production of TWELFTH NIGHT! Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, the crafty Viola disguises …Read More

RSC Workshop: Voice and Text

Introduction: This workshop was given at the RSC Big Amateur Weekend in The Other Place (the RSC rehearsal spaces)  on the 14th& 15th October. You can get an overview of the week-end’s activity at: RSC Big Amateur Weekend. . The workshop leader was Michael Corbidge, a senior RSC associate practitioner. Michael  is a freelance, and so can undertake workshops with interested groups. I can personally recommend Michael, as I had attended …Read More

Review: (*****) RSC Big Amateur Week-end

 Introduction: I had a wonderful week-end on 13th & 14th October, at the RSC Big Amateur Week-en. With perhaps 100 other Amateur / Community Theatre actors  I worked with RSC workshop leaders in four half-day workshops to  build my / our skills in: Acting for the Stage; Movement; Stage Combat; and Voice and Text plus a Directing masterclass. And if that wasn’t enough, we had the opportunity to watch a …Read More

Playreading Report: Alls Well That Ends Well, Edinburgh 11th Dec 16

On Sunday 11th December, we ran a play-reading of All’s Well That Ends Well, here in Edinburgh. This report covers improvements to our play-reading process, and what the players thought of the play. If you’re only interested in the play, scroll down to the Heading ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’. . Improvements to our play-reading process: If you follow these play-reading reports, (you can find them at: https://players-shakespeare.com/play-readings-2/), you may have noted that …Read More

Edinburgh Festival 2016 Opens

It’s August so the Edinburgh International Festival – and the Fringe – opened this week-end. Of course, a bit like the Olympics, a few shows had already started before the official opening. We saw the official light show which opened the Festival, lighting up the castle, on the way home from seeing the Kubrick film, ‘ Barry Linden’ (lease said, soonest mended). So what does the EdFest have in store for …Read More

Homer and Shakespeare

Arrival at Ithaka Recently, instead of Shakespeare, Homer has loomed large in my life. First of all, the Lyceum here in Edinburgh put on a moving performance of The Illiad, dramatised by Chris Hannan, from Homer’s original. This is the 50th anniversary of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Comany in Scotland,  and was also the last production by Mark Thomas as Artistic Director, so they pushed the boat out. The show had a cast of …Read More

Keep Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary came and went on Saturday 23rd April and we marked it in quite a few ways. But the celebrations don’t stop there! They will be continuing at least until this time next year, so today’s post is part to tell you how we celebrated and partly to say what you can still do. What did we do? Let’s start with the history. Perhaps the most interesting thing …Read More

How will you mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary?

On April 23rd, in two weeks time at the time of writing, it will be the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. How are you going to mark this significant event? We have a few suggestions. The more one explore’s Shakespeare’s work, the deeper and richer one’s experience of it becomes. Its richness seems to be without end, and so what could be better than to spend some time exploring his plays …Read More

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