DATE: November, 2014
TIME: 10:00-6:00
As You Like It
Masterclass: Shakespeare Comedy November, 2014
“I was never so berhymed since Pythagoras’ time, that I was an Irish rat, which I can hardly remember.”


WORKSHOP 1 – 9th November

First readthrough and discussions.

Topics explored included:

Bend a gender
Adapting the words
Is Rosalind great? Yes. Why?
Adam – dead?
Soliloquy (or lack of)
Absent wives and mothers
Celia’s journey
All the world’s a stage – characters playing parts
The import of the seasons
3.2 Touchstone vs Corin
1.1 Oliver and Charles
The Forest of Arden – wtf?
1.1 & 1.2


“I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.”


WORKSHOP 2 – 23rd November

Masterclass: Shakespeare’s Comedy – Bryn Holding

‘Rosalind is Shakespeare’s most complete woman.’ And ‘touchstone Shakespeare’s new fool.’ But what makes a Shakespearean comedy tick? And how do we go about playing it? This masterclass will dissect ‘Shakespearean comedy’ and hone in on the world of Rosalind and the fools around her.

“Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”
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