Shakespeare Summer Masterclass Course

  • Shakespeare Summer Masterclass Course
  • Shakespeare Summer Masterclass Course
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About this course

Duration

5 days

Term Start

Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 2019

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates will actively enjoy all aspects of practical drama work, be motivated, and enthusiastically embrace intensive work and rehearsal.

This Workshop is for actors, directors and teachers who have a passion for language and an appetite to bring Shakespeare to life for now! The Workshop will take different extracts from the plays and spend time practically sounding them out. 


Fee and Application Information

How to Apply

Please click on the 'Book Now' link below to pay via our online store. If you have any questions about the course, please email summer@bruford.ac.uk.


Course Fees:

Early Bird                                          
£550 (if paid in full before 30 April 2019)

Full Fee                                              
£625 (paid in full by 1st June 2019)

Deposit: £100
We encourage payment in full in advance. Places can be reserved by payment of a deposit of £100. To take advantage of early bird rates, payment must be made in full before 30 April 2019, and in all cases the full balance must be paid before 1 June 2019. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please proceed to ‘Book now’ and when you reach the payment options, please enter £100 as the amount you are paying.        

Accommodation (if required)            
£300 (7 night reservation)

Cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus. 

Rose Bruford College Alumni Discounts
Alumni of Rose Bruford College undergraduate and postgraduate courses are entitled to a 5% discount on the full fee. Please contact us for further information.


Course content

Shakespeare's Language:  'Where Shape is Half the Meaning' with Rose Bruford College Fellow Andrew Wade

When the poet Louis MacNeice described poetry in this way, he was opening up how structure is part of understanding and communicating. 

This Workshop is for actors, directors and teachers who have a passion for language and an appetite to bring Shakespeare to life for now!

The Workshop will take different extracts from the plays and spend time practically sounding them out.

This is a group experience, where everyone is taking part throughout. By exploring the physicality of the language and opening up the different 'forms', we will discover how this reveals complexity of human nature contained within the writing. 

Each day will involve preparation voice work, so that the participant is ready to respond to the demands of the text and reach effortlessly an audience.

 

Andrew Wade

Andrew Wade was Head of Voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990 - 2003. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987 as Assistant Voice Director to Cicely Berry. When he took over the Department his responsibilities involved overseeing all the voice work for the RST, Swan and TOP and for all touring, residences and up until the Company leaving the Barbican in 2001, the work in London as well. He co-directed and devised with Cicely Berry Journey's, Words, Words, Words, More Words and Lifespan - a poetry and prose collection collated into a theatrical program, being commissioned by the BBC World Service and winning a Bronze Medal at the International Radio Festival in New York in 2000. Andrew has a particular interest in exploring language practically, which he fulfills by working with youngsters, students, teachers and academics.

Andrew   has   traveled   widely,   lecturing,   leading   Master  Classes   and   Workshops,   as   well   as coaching with theatre companies and actors abroad - Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Canada, Denmark,  France, Germany,  Greece,  India, Ireland,   Japan, The  Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland and extensively in the United States of America. He has published several articles on his work. In conjunction with Cicely Berry, they have recorded WORKING SHAKESPEARE, a series on voice and text work with Helen Hunt, Samuel L Jackson, Toby Stevens, Clare Danes, Blythe Danner, Emily Watson and introduced by Jeremy Irons.

He is currently working with Source Books on SHAKESPEARE EXPERIENCE, editions of Shakespearean recordings, plus audio excerpts with contemporary actors, currently As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet. Andrew trained at the Rose Bruford  College of  Speech and  Drama  from  1973-1976. He   has  worked  in  many different drama schools including Mountview Theatre School, the Rose Bruford College, the Arts Educational School and was Head of Voice at East 15. Andrew was Verse Consultant on the film SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. He also coached Courtney Love for the role of Lady Macbeth, which is currently in the making.

Andrew worked on the new musical LORD OF THE RINGS, on tour and in the West End. Andrew’s recent work in America, includes Matilda the Musical (and national tour) and A Bronx, Tale the Musical on Broadway; and Othello for New York Theatre Workshop. 

He is Director of Voice and Speech at the Public Theater, where he has worked on many productions at the Delacorte Theater in  Central Park  and  at their  home  theatres in Astor Place. Andrew  has worked with the Guthrie Theater since 2002; Voice Director for Theatre for a New Audience; and worked with The Acting Company. He teaches at Juilliard (Adjunct Faculty Drama Division), Stella Adler Studio of Acting (Master Teacher Voice and Speech); NYU; British American Drama Academy in Oxford, and at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA and ‘A Guthrie Experience for Actors-in-Training programme’.


Related Information

Accommodation cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus.