Rome Shakespeare Festival's school performances carry with them teaching artists who conduct curriculum-based, hands-on workshops on school sites.

Fall 2017 Touring Workshops

MacBeth Stage Combat Workshop

03/17/18

March 17, 2018. Georgia Highlands College, Heritage Hall Centre Stage, Rome

Stewart Hawley, Reinhardt University (Stage Combat Choreographer) SAFD

Participants create life-like violence in a safe and productive way. Focus on the use of the Chinese staff incorporating Chinese martial arts.  A fun workshop introduces students to safe distance and fighting techniques used for stage and film. 

 

Stewart Hawley is a certified stage combat teacher with SAFD. He has worked as a fight director in Houston, TX, Chicago, Il, and Atlanta, GA. He currently teaches stage combat, movement and acting at Reinhardt University. He received his MFA from the University of Houston 

Acting Shakespeare

Grades 9-12

October 17, 2017, ROME CITY AUDITORIUM

October 19, 2017, DARLINGTON SCHOOL

High school students and teachers explore Shakespeare’s Acting Text Clues through movement, voice and scene work: The workshop is hands-on full of comedy and drama. Students, teachers and professional Rome Shakespeare Festival actors explore scenes and soliloquies from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet and As You Like It.

 

EMOTION, IMAGERY AND METAPHOR: (The Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene)

 

WHY VERSE?  WHY PROSE: ROMEO AND JULIET: (Mercutio’s death) MACBETH: (Out, damned spot!)

 

EXPLORING RSC’S LEGENDARY VOICE COACH CICELY BERRY’S MANTRA: Lines from each of the plays illustrate the importance of ‘What’, ‘Why’, ‘And’, ‘If’, ‘But’, ‘Yet’, ‘And but’.   AS YOU LIKE IT: Phoebe’s monologue. MACBETH: speeches and Soliloquies.

 

MONOSYLLABIC AS OPPOSED TO POLYSYLLABIC LINES: WHAT IS GOING ON UNDERNEATH?  

MACBETH (To-morrow Speech) LADY MACBETH/MACBETH (after the murder scene)

 

SPEECHES AND SOLILOQUIES: How to read a speech; When do you talk to the audience and when not in a Soliloquy.  Speeches from ROMEO, JULIET, HAMLET, MACBETH, LADY MACBETH.

 

HOW TO GET YOUR STUDENTS OUT FROM BEHIND THE DESK WHILE STUDYING SHAKESPEARE?  Short scenes to play with students. Movement and sound is explored.   

 

SHARED LINES BETWEEN CHARACTERS & SHORT LINES OF 10: HOW THEY IMPACT A CHARACTER? A SCENE?          Scenes from Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet and  Macbeth illustrate shared and non-shared lines.                

 

WHERE ARE THE PAUSES?  WHAT IS AN EARNED PAUSE.

PLAYING SHAKESPEARE Page 2


 

SETTING AND MOOD OF A SCENE: MACBETH: (3 Witches scene: students take the parts of witches and create the mood on the Moor: wind, animals, cries of birds etc.)

 

THE SONNET: (Romeo and Juliet)


 

PLAYING SHAKESPEARE CAN BE AS SHORT AS 55 MINUTES OR AS LONG AS 3 HOURS.  

Space required:  A classroom, theatre, library or open space.

Recommended for: Teachers and students of 9th – 12th grades

 

Study Guides available for Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth.

To Order:  Gaildirect10@gmail.com  or call 888-464-3130.

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