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22 Nov 2017 | 1.00pm - 3.00pm

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Wednesdays (Unless stated) | 11, 25 October | 8, 22 Nov | 6 Dec
1-3pm | $100 for 5 (2 hour) sessions | Ages 10-14 | All materials included

INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE will provide a 2 hour dedicated workshop to scene description, context and script analysis, prior to role play and group seminar situation. Each class will be facilitated by theatre professionals

Term 4 Brief overview by week

Week 1 | Introduction |The Tempest
Continuing on from the previous success of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V and Macbeth, we're going to explore Shakespeare through one of his silliest yet heart-warming plays, The Tempest. The Tempest is the story of shipwrecks, island hijinks, plots to overthrow Kings, love at first sight, and discovery. Week 1 will involve a walk-through synopsis and understanding the text.

Week 2 | Character and text
We will continue our investigation of The Tempest, exploring the relationship of the main characters; Alonso, Prospero, Miranda, Ariel, Caliban and Ferdinand. This will form part of the ensemble work that we will share for our final showing.

Week 3 | Scene work
Casting of scenes. Read through and understanding the script. Participants will take on characters from the play and begin to analyse and develop scene work for our final showing, concentrating on delivering Shakespeare's language with understanding, clarity and expression.

Week 4 | Production rehearsals
Rehearsals will continue on The Tempest, staging the scenes, detailing the vocal and physical performance work. Small costume and prop elements will be introduced.

Week 5 | Final Production
We will work towards specificity, focus and finessing our interpretation of The Tempest in preparation for our final performance at the end of this session. We will apply the earlier ensemble work to create interesting scenes with everyone involved supporting each other’s work.

Introduction to Shakespeare Term 4 will be facilitated by theatre professional Scott Sheridan:

Scott is a graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Theatre credits include: Bell Shakespeare; Hamlet, Actors At Work.  Sport For Jove Theatre Co; The Importance of Being Ernest, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Tempest. Melbourne Theatre Company/Daniel Sparrow Productions; Rupert, which toured to Kennedy Centre in Washington as part of the World Stages International Festival. Black Swan State Theatre Company; The Importance of Being Ernest, Arcadia, When the Rain Stops Falling, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Griffin Theatre Co: The Witches. Barking Gecko Theatre Co: In a Dark Dark Wood, Trains of Thought Critical Stages; Stones in his Pockets. Darlinghurst Theatre; Drake the Amazing. Film and TV: Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Careless Love, AE:2 Gallipoli Submarine, Short Film: Undeadicated (writer), Unwanted Friend (co-writer), The Beehive.Scott is a proud member of Equity.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration2 hrs


for 5 sessions
All inclusive

Phone02 9824 1121


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