Acting Shakespeare's Verse: Online
Through his use of verse, Shakespeare offers the actor a multitude of clues to character and action, but approaching the acting of his verse can seem a bit daunting. The techniques involved are often misunderstood; and certainly nothing to do with any mystic-sounding or ‘high-flown’ delivery.
RADA tutor and Shakespeare Gold Award assessor Naomi Cranston takes an approachable, down-to-earth and physical approach, helping you decode the signals in the verse and find their pulses in your body. All the clues are in the rhythm.
- No audition/some selection possible.
- Participants have to be 18+. There is no upper age limit on this course.
- Please remember that, although there is no upper age limit, this is a physically demanding course. While any specific needs will be taken fully into account, participants must be reasonably fit.
- Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential.
Who is this course suitable for?
- Professional or amateur actors who are fairly confident in performing.
- Actors or directors looking for fresh approaches to text.
- Actors who wish to polish their classical technique.
Feedback from previous students
“It was an incredible experience working with and being directed by Naomi. She brought the best out of me, and I had many eureka moments and new realisations of the parts I performed as a result. I really hope to work together again…”
How to book
Your booking confirmation will be sent by email. There is no box office collection available.
After booking, please then submit an information form to us here so that we can find out a bit more about you.
If you have questions relating to your booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently asked questions
Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?
No. A Certificate of Completion is not available for this course. At the discretion of RADA Short Courses, a letter or email may be available, providing attendance has been fulfilled, and the student has adhered to Rules and Regulations of the Academy (see below).
Does the course count towards university credits?
There are no University Credits associated with this course.
What is the cancellation policy?
All courses are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once payment has been made, it is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, or accident for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.
What are the rules and regulations of the Academy?
By participating in the course you undertake to conform to the General Rules and Regulations of the Academy.
Students must understand, conform, and adhere to the Academy’s Health and Safety Procedures and Policies.
The Academy’s Principal or Course Director shall, at their absolute discretion, have the right to terminate the course in respect of any student whose presence or conduct is in contravention of the same.
Fees are non-returnable once a student has started a course.
If, for reason of epidemic or national crisis, the Academy is compelled to close during the course, no fees can be returned or compensation be made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry out its work.
Friends or other persons who are not officially enrolled are not permitted to sit in on classes, rehearsals, or presentations.
All students are expected to wear the correct and appropriate clothing for each class.
Students are expected to maintain a professional standard of dress and hygiene at all times.
Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited in the classroom areas without permission from the Academy’s staff.
RADA does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of sex, disability, ethnicity, or sexuality. We welcome applications from disabled people, and offer places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for the course. The school is housed in a recently-refurbished building which provides good access for wheelchair users.
Decisions made by the Academy regarding the selection of instructors, the allocation of students to study groups, the material for that study group, and any roles allocated are final and not open to negotiation.
It is important to note that the Academy does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises.