In 2009 The CAPITAL Centre at the University of Warwick will offer two-week and four-week Shakespeare summer schools.
Acting Shakespeare will:
· help actors and interested students, whether experienced performers or beginners to understand, embody and deploy an eclectic range of theories, available strategies and practical disciplines to perform Shakespeare effectively
· explore the skills required to understand, speak and perform Shakespeare’s texts, especially Shakespearean verse
· provide an intensive programme of vocal training and appropriate movement study to support and complement the work
· support an understanding of the range of Shakespeare’s works and the literary, historical and cultural context in which they were written
Where will I study?
At the CAPITAL Centre’s innovative teaching and learning spaces on the University of Warwick's campus, located between Kenilworth and Coventry, 15 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon
When do the Summer Schools take place?
5-18 July 2009; 9-22 August: a 2-week course which can be extended to 4 weeks: 23 August-5 September 2009.
What will the courses cover?
Most or all of each working day will be spent in classes and vocal and physical work. Both the two-week and four-week course will include:
The four-week course extends into intensive rehearsal of a workshop production of a Shakespeare play and work on Shakespeare speeches for auditions with performances and presentations at the end of the course. There will be visits to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and the other Shakespeare sites and to the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions at the Courtyard Theatre, and optional trips to London to Shakespeare's Globe and to Oxford. Click here for a Sample Programme.
What are the costs of the course?
The four-week course will cost £2500.
The two-week course will cost £1500.
Fees cover all tuition and associated materials, at least one theatre trip per week with transport, and social events. During your stay at Warwick you will be able to use the full facilities of the campus, including the library and sports centre. In order to deliver high-quality teaching, involving both students and teachers in active teaching and learning, class sizes will not exceed 24.
Accommodation is not included.
No but participants who complete the course will be given a certificate of attendance.
Teaching will be intensive, involving 8 hours of classes Monday to Friday, with some sessions with guest speakers and theatre trips in the evenings and on Saturdays.
How can I apply for this course?