DATE: March, 2015
TIME: 10:00 am
Measure for Measure
Masterclass: Space March, 2015
”Dressed in a little brief authority…”

Workshop 1 – 8th March

First read through and discussions.

Topics discussed included:

The Duke – wtf?
Isabella’s end
Is this play sex positive?
Is there a plan?
Who do we judge?
Is the play about sex?
Where do you set it?
Would you? (Isabella’s choice)
General wtf
Where is God?
Bend a gender
Authority not given
What we see and what we don’t
What’s Will’s will?


“What’s this? What’s this? Is this her fault or mine?
The tempter or the tempted, who sins most, ha?”


Workshop 2 – 22nd March

Space: Staging and Proximity – Tom Latter

With particular emphasis on how an actor’s choices in space affect scene, character and story. Staging scenes from the play in different spaces and stage-to-audience placements, to see how these choices can unlock the play for us and an audience.


I have been drinking hard all night, and I will have more time to prepare me, or they shall beat out my brains with billets. I will not consent to die this day, that’s certain.”
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