The Actors Centre

Confronting Classical and Shakespearean Monologue

WHAT IS IT? A workshop aiming to give clarity, deeper understanding, and strength of presentation to the performance of your monologue and also to address any fears and issues relating to the text and the performing of it. HOW WILL IT WORK? Michael will work, with help from participants' feedback, to boost your understanding of your monologue, opening up possibilities and increasing confidence in performance. Please bring a Shakespeare or classical monologue, preferably memorised. WHAT WILL YOU GET OUT OF IT? You will have a stronger and clearer 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 greater perspective of the style of each text. In short, you will feel that your monologue fits you " like a glove", and you it ! And working in the group will allow feedback from your fellows which should mean that one can learn both from performing and from watching and responding to others.


Michael Fitzgerald

Michael has over 40 years' experience as an actor.Recent TV work includes MAIGRET'S DEAD MAN, WHITECHAPEL, NEW TRICKS, MIDSOMER MURDERS, BORGIA(CANAL+ series), and DOCTOR WHO. Other TV appearances include PRIME SUSPECT 2, THE RUTH RENDALL MYSTERIES, EDGE OF DARKNESS, THE MARRIAGE OF REASON AND SQUALOR, and A WANTED MAN.In film his most recent appearance was in Isabel Coixet's THE BOOKSHOP. Other films include LOVE ACTUALLY, CHARLOTTE GRAY, WILDE, HEART OF DARKNESS, and DROWNING BY NUMBERS.He appeared in THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III, and THE INVENTION OF LOVE for the National Theatre, Jean Anouilh's BECKET and DONKEY'S YEARS in the West End, was for two years a member of the YOUNG VIC, and for four seasons, was a member of the RSC ( including playing William Shakespeare in THE SWAN DOWN GLOVES at the opening of the Barbican Theatre.)


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