Think Shakespeare is boring? Think again!
The Royal Shakespeare Company believes that in order to understand Shakespeare you have to do it! This two day workshop for students in Year 8 and over lets you explore the Romeo & Juliet as actors do – on your feet – in the beautiful setting of Hockerton Housing Project.
Techniques used to explore the story may include:
- Using the natural environment to set the scene
- Use of music and sound effects
- Exploring the use of everyday objects as props
- Developing back stories
The two day course runs from 10:00 to 14:30 each day. Attendees are asked to bring a packed lunch. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
Laura Field and Debbie Yates studied with the RSC as part of their postgraduate studies in the Teaching of Shakespeare. They trained at Stratford and now apply the techniques across various settings including a regional Shakespeare festival and a performance at The Swan Theatre in Stratford. As alumni of the RSC they continue to train and have the facilities of the company’s expertise.
Laura is a drama teacher in various schools, providing tuition for all ages up to GCSE English. Laura owns the Spoken Word studio which specialises in developing people’s confidence in speaking publically, LAMDA tuition and tuition for people who need to improve their spoken English. Laura is also a LAMDA examiner.
Debbie was head teacher of a school in Nottinghamshire until 2 years ago. She now lives at Hockerton Housing Project and is developing these courses in this wonderful setting. She is also LAMDA trained and has a Grade 7 in the Speaking of English from the RCM.
Most importantly they both enjoy engaging with children of all ages and seeing them gain in confidence.