Shakespeare: An Experiential Workshop, Level 1

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Key information:

Course dates:
Wednesday evenings, 28 September–9 November 2022 *no session on 05 October
Course times:
7pm-9pm
Age:
18+
Art form:
Drama
Fees:
£250
Deadline:
9am, Sunday 18 September 2022
Level of study:
Short Courses and Summer Schools
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Autumn | Evening

Course info

Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • The deadline for bookings is 9am on Sunday 18 September 2022, or when the course is at full capacity.

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Wednesday evenings on 28 September, 12, 19, 26 October, 02 and 09 November 2022
7pm-9pm weekly*

*Please note that there won't be a session on Wednesday 05 October, the course will start again on Wednesday 12 October.  

About Shakespeare: An Experiential Workshop, Level 1 

This six-week in-person evening course for beginners will give you the tools you need to approach and perform Shakespeare with confidence. The course will unravel and demystify Shakespeare’s language through practical exercises, identifying key acting clues within the text.

The course is taught by Guildhall School alumni Mariah Gale, one of the UK's leading classical actors and a recipient of the Ian Charleston Award (First Prize), the Time Out Live Award and the Critic's Choice Award. 

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in literature and acting who would like to discover more about playing Shakespeare (this course is a practical course). 

What can I expect?

You can expect to:

  • Unravel and demystify Shakespeare's language
  • Learn what golden clues for an actor lie within Shakespeare's verse
  • Experience the classical actor's approach through breathing techniques, vocal exercises and practical text work
  • Interact with like-minded enthusiasts in six fun sessions to brighten up your week

Do I need anything for the course?

  • There will be required reading and a brief written exercise prior to the start of the course.
  • You will be given optional homework (written and/or practical) of which completion is recommended to gain the most out of the course (about one hour per week).
  • Attendance of all six sessions is recommended for your progression and for the benefit of the group as a whole.

Course Fee

£250

Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • The deadline for bookings is 9am on Sunday 18 September 2022, or when the course is at full capacity.

Eligibility

  • For everyone aged 18+
  • No prior experience required 
  • Fluent English language skills are essential to cope with course demands as you will be required to read and perform complex texts.

About the Course Tutor

The course is taught by Mariah Gale

Mariah Gale trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is 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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