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The Maydays Improvising Shakespeare

Description: Improv Intensive Weekend Workshop with The Maydays and Impromptu Shakespeare's, Jenny Rowe

In this Level 2 weekend workshop, you’ll spend two days improvising in the style of Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare was a genius, so whilst we probably can’t quite reach his level of playwriting in 48 hours, we CAN learn a huge amount to inspire and develop our improvised theatre and comedy performances.

Over two days, you’ll immerse yourself in Shakespearean language, stories, types of characters, and explore the Elizabethan World to create your own versions of scenes and sketches in the style of Shakespeare’s plays.

What can I expect?
– What did Shakespeare ever do for us?
Soliloquy, monologues, entrances, chorus, set-description, deaths, narration, verse, etc.
– Simile and metaphor to make your language more poetic and descriptive (inc. making up words).
– What is Iambic pentameter? Why it’s not scary (and why we won’t use it much anyway).
– Playing Status
– Improvising as Elizabethans (in their world).
– Exploring Shakespeare’s stories (comedy, tragedy, history, magic, shipwrecks, and more).
and deaths.

Who is this course suitable for?
– Improvisers, and actors with some improvisation experience (Level 1 Maydays course, or above).
– 17-100 years old!
– Performers who want to explore Shakespeare from a fresh angle
– Improvisers who want to develop and explore their verbal dexterity and theatrical stagecraft.

This course is being led by Maydays superstar, Jenny Rowe who also performs with Impromptu Shakespeare

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 4th November 2019, 10am-3pm each day at The Maydays Studio, Brighton.

£105.00 or book before the 23rd October for a £10 Early Bird discount – BOOK NOW!
Location: The Maydays Studio, 12A Regency Square, Brighton
URL: https://www.themaydays.co.uk/event/improvising-shakespeare/
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Repeat Type: ,Inclusion Dates=November 23 November 24
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm GMT
Duration: 5 hours
Access: Public
Category: Classes*
Created by: Lel Daniels
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:35pm GMT