The 30-hour workshop runs 7 hours a day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - and Saturday morning. Thursday is a day off for sight-seeing or rest.
Shakespeare is the Olympics of the art of acting. This will be Big, Bold, On-Your-Feet and In- Your-Body Shakespeare! THIS IS NOT AN ACADEMIC EXERCISE! Shakespeare's text is the emotional, intellectual, physical, vocal personal trainer for actors. Working on Shakespeare’s soliloquies, speeches and scenes is a joyful marrying of form and content forged in deep exploration of embodied language, embodied rhythm, physicalised listening, enhanced appreciation of rhetorical elements and the organicity of figures of speech. We restore the experience of language to the body and begin to enter an Elizabethan way of thinking. Light shines on the text as we shed 21st century behaviour and release the bold fullness of our innate classical selves. Each participant is individually coached by Kristin and short scenes are explored.
Accommodation: You will be housed at the Voice Centre in our new, purpose-built Bothy. All rooms are single occupancy with shared toilet/shower facilities.
Duration: The workshop offers a minimum of 30 hours tuition time.
Sunday: Please plan your arrival to be at the Voice Centre for 6pm for a welcome dinner and orientation. You will be collected from the ferry or airport and taken to the Centre (please note travel times: 45 mins from airport, 20 mins from ferry).
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: These are your core working days.
Classes run from 9.00am - 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
There will be a two-hour lunch break from 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
The evening meal will be served at around 6.30pm.
Thursday: This is a day for study and relaxation, either staying home at the Centre or out exploring Orkney. Breakfast will be available as normal but lunch and dinner will not be provided. You may cook for yourself or eat out at a restaurant. Thursday’s plans will be arranged once you are here.
Saturday: There will be a final morning session of voice work 9.00-12.30.
Departures are any time after 12.30, and lunch will be provided if your departure is later than 12.30.
June 10th - June 16th 2018
Price: £850.00 + (inc VAT)*
Qualifications for attendance:
Introductory Linklater Voice is essential. KLVC Introductory Shakespeare and/or a strong background in Shakespeare is necessary. Sound & Movement will prepare you further but is not mandatory.
Bring: Loose clothing for work, No belts or jeans.
Prepare - Learn by Heart:
A sonnet AND 20 to 30 lines of a speech or soliloquy. If you are working in another language than English, please bring the translation.
If you are unsure if you fulfil the prerequisites for your chosen workshop please use the 'Enquire' button in the first instance.