The Actors Centre

Shakespeare Now

WHAT IS IT? An exciting and inclusive two-day workshop that will help you to approach Shakespeare and verse speaking with absolute confidence in a supportive and non judgmental environment. Suitable for beginners and those with experience in need of a brush up. HOW WILL IT WORK? The workshop will be focused on the practical application of techniques to enable the words to really live. We will discover just how contemporary Shakespeare is, and not a dead museum writer appealing only to a cultural elite. We will do practical work on speeches and sonnets and discover the main types of different verse-speaking required in Shakespeare, how to master it and why he wrote like that in the first place! We will look at liberating the text and giving you the courage to step up and speak it boldly. Please bring a Collected Works if possible or photocopies of a selection of speeches you feel comfortable with. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? The workshop aims to give you absolute confidence in acting Shakespeare and will give you tools that should last a lifetime. Price: £60.


This workshop runs over two days

June 5, 6


Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He has played leading roles at the RSC, Shakespeare's Globe, Royal Court, Donmar, Royal Exchange and on screen. He has directed theatre and opera world premieres at many leading theatres including the Almeida, Donmar, Royal Exchange, Gate, ENO, Covent Garden and La Fenice (Venice). A published playwright, his work has been performed at leading theatres including the Donmar, Royal Exchange, Gate, on BBC TV, radio and internationally. He is about to direct his own feature film script (Anglo-American co-production). Jonathan was asked by Mark Rylance to direct the large scale Shakespeare project What You Will, a co-production for Shakespeare's Globe, The Cultural Olympiad and the Mayor's Office. He has recently finished a new opera libretto for Stewart Copeland. Visit for further information.


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