DATE: December, 2015
TIME: 10:00-6:00
The Winter’s Tale
Masterclass: Making it your own December, 2015
                                    “Is whispering nothing?
Is leaning cheek to cheek? Is meeting noses?
Kissing with inside lip?”


Workshop 1 – 6th December

First read through and discussions.

Topics discussed included:

Polixines to his son in 4.4
Design Choices
Magic – Oracle, statue etc.
The Shift into Act 4
Hermione’s missing 16 years?
Word Repetitions
A play of three halves? How to do this and why this structure?
Act 5.3
Autolicus – why no comeuppance
A play to be felt more than thought about?
Act 5.2 – off stage action?
Fishing in other people’s pools
Leontes and jealousy
Is it a political play?


“The crown and comfort of my life, your favour,
I do give lost, for I do feel it gone,
But know not how it went.”


Workshop 2 – 13th December

Masterclass: Making it your own – Tom Latter

A workshop to explore ways to connect physically and emotionally with the text, using an actor’s own personality and experiences. The aim is to find new techniques to really make Shakespeare’s words your own, spoken in the moment with clarity and honesty. Getting out of the head and into the body in order to portray the emotional extremes of a character truthfully – so put aside your iambic pentameter for now, and make it personal!


                         “O she’s warm!
If this be magic, let it be an art
Lawful as eating.”
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