Technique Workshops: Classical Text
This detailed 2-day course explores scenes from plays by Shakespeare. The workshop will focus on unpicking the details and action of the scenes, the contexts within the play, as well as the characters and their arcs. You'll learn techniques to use the text to support truthful emotional connection and communication with fellow actors and your audience.
What will I learn on this course?
- Explore different approaches to Shakespeare's plays
- Strengthen your rehearsal practice
- Grow in confidence when performing classical texts.
Who is this course suitable for?
- Actors wishing to refresh or develop classical skills
- Anyone with experience of acting classes and scene study.
- There is no selection process for this course, if you feel this course is suitable for you and have read all the information on this webpage, then please proceed to booking.
- This is not an introduction to acting. Participants need to have attended workshops or been in an acting training setting before.
- Participants must be over 18 and have fluent, confident use and knowledge of the English language.
What are the Terms and Conditions of my booking?
Will there be anything I need to prepare before the course starts?
You do not need to prepare anything ahead of this course.
Is there any work to do outside of class time?
Some preparation and reading may be required between classes.
What’s included in the fee?
The fee covers the cost of your tuition for the times advertised above and any materials essential to the course (and not specified here as materials you need to provide yourself). The fee does not include any meals or accommodation.
RADA cannot provide written references for Short Course participants.
What materials or equipment do I need?
You need to wear loose clothing that you can move in freely.
I have a disability or access requirement – can reasonable adjustments be made?
We are able to make reasonable adjustments to our training where possible. Many of our courses are highly practical. Most involve movement and some may include work on the floor. You may also be asked to read from various texts. If you have access requirements and/or require more information on access and facilities in our RADA buildings, please email email@example.com.
Are there any funding or payment plans available?
There are no RADA Scholarships available for Short Courses. We cannot offer payment plans, and full payment is required to secure your place on a course.
Can RADA provide accommodation?
We are unable to provide accommodation for RADA Short Courses.
Please note that in the event of cancellation, RADA can accept no liability for any costs you may already have incurred; and we strongly recommend you purchase insurance cover for any travel or accommodation booked before the start of the course.
Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes. A Certificate of Completion is available for this course. Certificates are awarded to students who had no unexcused absences or lateness and operated within the obligations laid out in the Terms and Conditions.
Does the course count towards University credits?
There are no University Credits associated with this course.
What is the attendance policy?
How do I register for an in-person course?
You will be providing most of the information we need when you fill in your application form or information form.
On the first day of your course, you will be asked to arrive at RADA up to 30 minutes before the start of your first session, and you need to bring a copy of your passport, and, if applicable, evidence of your right to join a short course in the UK.