Join Michael Corbidge Senior Voice and Text Associate with the Royal Shakespeare Company for week of exciting text detection and play building.
Dive into the script like never before in a workshop with a million tips, tricks and resources all laid out in a dynamic and fun way. Dozens of exercises to help firm up and build the foundations and secure the world of this play. Establishing good collaboration, team building and ensemble etiquette.
Study will include:
Monologues, Duologues, Scenes, Sonnets, Rhetoric explored, Actioning investigated, Scene building. Chorus,
Text detection. Building the key.
This 5 day course is for a range of experiences: for seasoned professionals; for those who may be contemplating full-time drama training; for people who simply wish to explore an interest in the craft; and for enthusiasts of any age. Whether you’re a primary or secondary teacher, or a member of the general public, this course provides the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s texts and develop your knowledge and understanding of his plays and poetry.
“The whole week was well structured, moved at the right pace for the class as a whole (Michael checked frequently along the way), we were a mutually supportive group that bonded quickly and basically we were in such good hands – what’s not to like??
At the same time you will gain insights into the creative processes that underpin how a company works as this also has an ensemble element built in!
The course draws on the classical aspects of Michael’s core teaching. Four decades as a classical actor, director, voice and text practitioner and teacher combining the rehearsal of text with classes in essential skills.
Michael brings a wealth of knowledge to the table not least his last 10 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, his passion for voice and language and his love of teaching.
“For me the highlight of this summer school was the absolute professionalism of the course tutor – he was so inspiring and encouraging.
Michael is an inspirational tutor who makes you just want to get out there and do some Shakespeare immediately!”
This intensive five-day summer school aims to develop acting, movement and voice skills which are required to creatively engage with heightened classical text.
Throughout the course you will work in an immersive way to develop understanding, explore established and innovative practice, and apply new knowledge in a practical and professional setting.
Become acquainted with the essentials of textual analysis
Learn how to explore heightened text, verse-speaking and imagery explore techniques which can enhance character development and story-telling
Gain an understanding of how to embody the voice and explore physicality in the performance of classical texts
The Week Overview
“This is a major opportunity to experience a visceral connection to sounds, words and text allowing words to live in space un-hindered by expectations. Michael has a genius tool box which opens and is full of tried and tested exercises that slowly build freeing sounds and words without looking for immediate sense or emotional logic. His secure, safe and fun exploration builds and maintains a way into text before we approach it in a more academic way. His environment is safe and unthreatening and great fun! I didn’t need to know anything! No prior knowledge or experience with Shakespeare is necessary!”