Level: Experienced This Experienced course runs every Monday from 7th September to 12th October, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm BST / GMT+1 each week
This Experienced course runs every Monday from 7th September to 12th October, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm BST / GMT+1 each week
For those who have completed Improvised Shakespeare 1. Experienced (18 months+) A class for skillful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing longform improvisation and will push you.
William Shakespeare: the bard, England’s national poet, the world’s greatest dramatist. Untouchable, inimitable… unimprovisable, right? Surely you can’t just ‘make up’ Shakespeare? You absolutely can and it’s beautiful and hilarious in equal measure. Join us on this six-week course where you will achieve the impossible by improvising prose, poetry, insults, soliloquies, asides, sonnets, maybe even a play within a play, and more, in the style of Shakespeare.
Building on the skills from level 1 we will delve into the real works for inspiration, but not so much we get lost in it. Using a range of techniques and games, a mixture of short and longform improvisation, and a touch of parody, we’ll have Shakespeare’s quill putting words straight into our mouths.
Exploring the range of Shakespeare’s genres and themes – comedic, tragic, historic, and the simply weird; we’ll become improvised royals and nobles, fools, witches, ‘rude mechanicals’, unrequited lovers, witty youths, warriors and fairies.
Who is it for?
Completed Improvised Shakespeare level 1
Min 4 participants, max 12.
Scholarships are available for all our courses, electives, intensives and drop-ins – info via our websites scholarship page.
General inc. Donation: £200.00+BF
(Monday) 7:30 pm BST
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