Are you an experienced director looking to advance your skills in directing a Shakespeare play? Would you like to feel more confident working with Shakespeare’s texts? Would you be interested in exploring how the relationship between Shakespeare’s texts and an actor’s voice and body can inform your choices as a director?
Focusing on approaches to preparing and rehearsing Shakespeare’s plays in the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse our Directing Studio offers a handful of directors a chance to join Globe experts in a series of masterclasses across one weekend.
Date: Saturday 1 June – Sunday 2 June 2019
Tickets for our Directing Studio cost £250
The weekend comprises of five main sessions:
An Actor’s Perspective
Participants will practically explore the challenges and opportunities presented when performing in this space in this session led by a Globe actor who has experience of playing in the candlelit conditions of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
A Director Prepares
This session explores the processes of research and preparation of a production, including conceiving the world of the play with a designer, casting and rehearsal planning.
Text and Language
A practical analysis of language, examining the use of prose, verse and rhetorical devices in Shakespeare’s plays.
A Voice expert will explore the variety of ways in which voice and vocal training may be used to inform performance choices, with some emphasis on the unique acoustical properties of the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Movement in the Theatre
A Movement Director will lead an exploration focusing upon the relationship of the actor’s body to the theatre space and the play text.
Full course itinerary will be shared with successful applicants.
Registration of Interest
Our Directing Studios are strictly for directors with experience of directing a full production. Previous experience of directing Shakespeare is not required. We regret that we cannot offer places to individuals whose directing experience to date has been within a school.
In order to confirm your eligibility to participate in our future Directing Studios please complete the below registration of interest form.
Our next Directing Studio will take place on 1-2 June 2019 and all eligible candidates will be contacted in advance for the opportunity to book tickets.
If you are an actor who would be interested in hearing more about our Voice, Movement and Text studios, please email us on email@example.com.