The Actors Centre

Confronting Classical and Shakespearean Monologue

WHAT IS IT? These one-to-one hour-long sessions are aimed to give clarity and strength of presentation and address any fears and issues relating to the text and performance. HOW WILL IT WORK? Michael will work with you to boost your knowledge and understanding of your monologue, opening up possibilities and increasing your confidence in performance. Please bring a Shakespeare or classical monologue, either memorised or able to read fluently. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? You will have a clearer and stronger attack on your monologue, uncluttered by the confusions sometimes surrounding verse-speaking. You will also have an increased sense of confidence and enjoyment with a stronger perspective of the style of each text. In short, I hope that you will feel that your monologue fits you ‘like a glove’, and you it! Price: £40

Tutor

Michael Fitzgerald

Michael has over 40 years’ experience as an actor. He will soon appear in Maigret’s Dead Man for ITV and other recent TV work includes The Last Panthers, Whitechapel, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders, the CANAL+ series Borgia and Doctor Who. Other TV appearances include Prime Suspect 2, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Edge of Darkness and A Wanted Man. In film his most recent appearance was in Jake Chapman’s The Marriage of Reason and Squalor. Other films include Love Actually, Kingdom of Heaven, Charlotte Gray, Wilde, Heart of Darkness and Drowning by Numbers. He appeared in The Madness of George III and The Invention of Love, both for the National Theatre and was a member of the RSC for four seasons (including playing William Shakespeare in The Swan-Down Gloves at the opening of the Barbican Theatre). West End credits include Jean Anouilh’s Becket, Donkey’s Years, Bombing People at the Jermyn Street Theatre as well as two seasons at the Young Vic.

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