Speaking Shakespeare: Classical Monologue

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Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 8 – Fri 12 July 2024
Course times:
10am–5pm
Age:
16+
Art form:
Drama
Fees:
£625
Deadline:
Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+) | Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Summer Schools (July–August)

Course info

Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2024
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here

Ages 16+

Course Dates & Times

Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 2024
10am–5pm

About Speaking Shakespeare: Classical Monologue 

This intensive summer course, led by Mariah Gale, actor, director and Associate Artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company, is ideal for participants wanting to explore the texts of Shakespeare.

The course will provide a toolkit in speaking and delivering Shakespeare monologues.

Who is the course for?
  • Anyone aged 16 and over interested in deepening their understanding of Shakespeare and/or thinking about applying to drama school or university.
  • There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 16 and over.
What can I expect?

A fun, interactive, one-to-one and group exploration of how to deliver classical monologues.

You will learn about:

  • Unlocking Shakespeare’s verse
  • Movement
  • Voice
  • Audition technique
Do I need anything for the course?
  • A two-minute classical monologue learnt by heart
  • Lose fitting clothing and a water bottle
  • Notebook and pen
  • An openness and generosity of spirit

Course Fee

£625
Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2024
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here

Eligibility

  • For everyone aged 16+. There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 16 and over.
  • Participants must have sufficient English language skills to cope with course demands

About the Course Tutor

This course is taught by Mariah Gale

Mariah Gale trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is an actor, director and an Associate Artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has an extensive acting CV performing both contemporary and classical leading roles at major institutions on stage and screen. She has directed the second year Shakespeare project at Guildhall School, where she is also a panellist.

Her roles have included Queen Margaret, Juliet and Ophelia at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Hero and Isabella at Shakespeare's Globe and Viola at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. She has performed Shakespeare for Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Charles.

Mariah was awarded the Laurence Olivier bursary whilst at Guildhall School. Other awards include the Ian Charleson Award (First Prize), the Time Out Live Award and the Critics' Choice Award, as well as a nomination for Best Actress with the Evening Standard and a Best Leading Actor nomination with the OFFIE Awards.

Her TV credits include The GreatDr WhoBroadchurch, Death comes to PemberleyNew TricksGrantchesterFather BrownLucky ManThe Hollow CrownSkinsThe Diary of Anne Frank and Oliver Twist. Film includes HamletRare BeastsAbraham's Point and Hercules 3D. Radio includes Brian Gulliver's Travels, seasons I and II.

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