Our in-depth, practical Shakespeare short course is suitable for students of all abilities. Working in small groups, classes in acting, pure movement, physical theatre, stage combat, historical dance, Alexander Technique and singing equip course participants with practical skills, while specialist lectures focusing on textual analysis and historical background ensure they understand the context of Shakespeare’s writing. Shakespeare scene rehearsals give students a forum to apply and explore the techniques they have learned.
Students on the Shakespeare short course have the opportunity to visit Stratford-upon-Avon to see the Royal Shakespeare Company at work and to attend productions in London theatres such as Shakespeare’s Globe. The programme culminates in ‘open rehearsals’ of Shakespeare scenes for an audience of students and tutors.