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.
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