Acting Specialisation: Shakespeare

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Discover the immediacy, energy and vitality of Shakespeare's language through an exploration of monologues and scenes.  This course will give you fun and effective ways to unlock meaning in the text while discovering some of the clues Shakespeare gives you to bring his characters to life.

This is a specialised Shakespeare acting short course, designed to take your theatre skills to the next level. You will learn how to recognise and move past ‘blocks’ in individual performance, free yourself from habits, continue taking risks and opening up possibility as a performer and find your own actor ‘voice’ and ‘presence’.

Based at the VCA in Melbourne, this short course will enable you to:

• Take the fear out of approaching a Shakespeare text.

• Debunk the idea that it is ‘hard’ and that you need to put on a “Shakespeare voice”

• Learn to relish the language and the speaking of the verse form

• Learn skills to allow ongoing preparation of Shakespeare/classical texts for auditions and performance

I found the direction from the teachers to be outstanding and invaluable to my growth.
2016 Participant

How to apply

Essential Information

10.00 am - 1.00 pm
29 April - 24 June 2017
This course is suitable for ages 18+
Completion of Acting 2 or equivalent is recommended (approx. 50 hours of formal training)


Fee $600


For further information, please contact:
T: +61 3 8344 3244

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