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RSC Workshop: Directing Masterclass (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. Note that the picture above is not from our workshop, but from an RSC First Encounters production of The Tempest at the RSC’s Swan Theatre  which Aileen Gonsalves (the workshop leader) …Read More

Game of earphones. Sorry, what? (Updated)

So, Games of Thrones, eh? Did you hear the latest? About how the actors won’t be getting scripts any more? . ‘Sorry. What?’ . The production company says because scripts keep being leaked, and the fans are finding out the story before it’s even filmed, the only solution is to not give the actors a script at all. They’re going to feed the actors their lines through an earpiece, line by …Read More

RSC Workshop: Directing Masterclass

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. Note that the picture above is not from our workshop, but from an RSC First Encounters production of The Tempest at the RSC’s Swan Theatre  which Aileen Gonsalves (the workshop leader) …Read More

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

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

RSC Workshop: Acting for the Stage

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 Annie Tyson, a practitioner of RADA, amd a Guest Practitioner of the RSC. Annie is a freelance, and so can undertake workshops with intereseted groups. To ask Annie …Read More

Shakespeare Cue Scripts – “But what’s my ‘through line’?”

It was my first experience of playing Shakespeare using parts and cues. As I got up to read I asked ‘what’s my character’s through line?’ It was a gift to the workshop leader. ‘Aha! ‘ said he. ‘That’s one of the main differences you’re about to experience.’ . I was perplexed. I was a young student of modern theatre. The ability to sustain a character through a whole play was something …Read More

Shakespeare play-reading activity during August 2017 & Macbeth’s Soliloquies

For six weeks or so in July / August, we tried to persuade you to try out play-reading using our online edition of Shakespeare’s plays. A couple of weeks ago, at the end of August, we ran a hasty analysis to get a feel for what activity you’d undertaken during that month. Now we’ve had a bit more time to undertake a more rigorous analysis, we’ve got a better understanding …Read More

Countdown to Playreading… T – 7: Let’s Explore the principal characters in the play

In the previous step, you  read some, or all, of the play. Now  it’s worth exploring some of the more interesting bits of the play, using some of the features we provide to make it easier to read some of the soliloquies. This will let you explore or deepen your understanding of the main characters in the play, and also get you used to how to use various features of …Read More

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