Love’s Labour’s Lost
Masterclass: Relishing the language
“From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire,
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world,
Else none at all in ought proves excellent.”
WORKSHOP 1 – 10th November 2013
First readthrough and discussions.
Topics explored included:
To cut or not to cut Dirty Latin
The play within the play
Boyet – gay best friend or courtly gentleman?
The Roman Gods
Poetry and verse form (including bad poetry)
The bad news spoiling the party
The nature of monarchy
How serious is this play?
The epic Act 5
WORKSHOP 2 – 24th November
Masterclass: Relishing the Language – Tobias Deacon
An exploration of Shakespeare in performance. What clues do we have to how Shakespeare directed? Is there a style to how people perform Shakespeare now? The pressure of heightened verse and prose and how the actor can conquer it.
“The words of Mercury are harsh after the songs of
Apollo. You that way: we this way.”
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