The key to understanding Shakespeare is the context in which his plays were written. They were written to be embodied, not read, and an understanding of several key implications of this can bring illumination and joy to your encounter with Shakespeare’s words. Using techniques from the QSE rehearsal room, we will show you ways to help bridge the gap between page and stage for your senior drama students. In this workshop we will explore:
• Embodied language
• Direct address and meta-theatricality
• The nature of dramatic verse
• Stage directions and clues in the text
Presented by Rebekah Murphy from Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble.