Exploring Shakespeare with Iam Coulter
Dates and times:
Friday March 1, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday March 2, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday March 3, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
This workshop will guide participants through an exploration of the powerful language, unparalleled poetry and timeless, enduring humanity of the texts of William Shakespeare. Primary focus will be given to personal connection, actor/audience relationship, reinvigorating the imagination, and taking direction from Shakespeare himself through an examination of Folio text work and the art of rhetoric.
Participants will be invited to challenge themselves emotionally, intellectually, physically and artistically, in order to rise to the occasion of fully embodying a Shakespeare text.
Text work will focus on speeches selected by the participants themselves. Speeches do not need to be from a character that is the same gender. They should be written in verse, should be 15-25 lines long, and should speak to you personally for some reason – even if you aren’t quite sure what the reason is. Please select speeches by human characters – no fairies, witches or spirits, and have it memorized before the first day of the workshop.
To apply to the workshop please email a short statement about why you want to attend and what you hope to gain, along with your speech selection. It would be most beneficial to select a new speech that speaks to you today, rather than an old piece that has been heavily worked already.
Statement of interest should be emailed to Iam Coulter at firstname.lastname@example.org with the speech selection either attached or pasted into the body of the message.