DATE: September, 2015
TIME: 10:00-6:00
Antony and Cleopatra
Masterclass: Sex and Death September, 2015
                                        “The city cast
Her people out upon her, and Antony,
Enthroned i’ the market-place, did sit alone,
Whistling to the air; which, but for vacancy,
Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too
And made a gap in nature.”


Workshop 1 – 13th September

First read through and discussions.

 Topics discussed included:

Mardian in Act 5:2
WTF corner
Goddess Isis
Geography and Time
To Cut? (Act 3)
The retreat – WHY?
Who is Antony?
The Clown
Of its Time?
ACT 5:2 – Men and Women, playing and being.
The Almost Coup
Who is Cleopatra?
Act 3:12
Soliloquy and Aside
The Guards and the music?
Antony’s political moves – marriage and war
Who’s tragedy is this?
The Soothsayer and The Supernatural


Workshop 2 – 27th September

Masterclass: “Sex and Death” – Liza Graham and Tobias Deacon

An exploration of scenes and speeches where flesh and breath combine. How do we die on stage? What is sexy? And how can we use the text to help rather than hinder such “high” things?

“I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
I here importune death awhile, until
Of many thousand kisses the poor last
I lay upon thy lips.”
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