De-coding Shakespeare Through Body Language
Workshop Focus: An Introduction to Shakespeare / Creativity / Teamwork
60 mins and 90 mins options
This workshop focuses on the importance of body language when performing Shakespeare.
We explore what body language can tell us about someone’s characteristics and status, and work with the students to create a range of characters using physicality as a starting point.
As the workshop develops, we look at the importance of being specific when miming on stage.
In groups, the students will use the skills they have learnt to prepare an extract from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, focusing on their use of body language and mime.
By the end of the workshop:
Students will have understood an extract from Macbeth and experimented with the physicality of the characters. If time allows, the extracts can be performed in front of the class.
Original Text or Modern Day Translation:
Depending on your aims, we can use either an edited Shakespearean text or a modern day translation.
One large classroom
Up to 18 participants*
Workshop Length Options:
Taster Workshop Days
= 4 x 60 mins workshops for €390
Intensive Workshop Days
= 3 x 90 mins workshops for €390
(You can mix and match workshops)
*If you need to add more, just let us know. We can arrange for two facilitators to be in the workshop.
"I will definitely be using the things we learned, for making theatre or team building in general."
- Shakespeare Weekend Participant, February 2020