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Course overview

Explore Shakespeare's sonnets in a unique online short course that invites you to engage with these enduring works in new and exhilarating ways.

Join RADA tutors Brigid Panet and Katya Benjamin to discover some of Shakespeare’s most evocative and pleasing sonnets.

Brigid Panet has been a member of the RADA faculty for over 20 years. Her book, Essential Acting (2009, 2015) was published by Routledge. Explore the sonnets with Brigid as she provides “translations’’ of the poems, outlining their historical context and exploring the complex relationships inherent within them.

Katya has been on the faculty of RADA since 1986, teaching group Alexander Technique, movement and physical performance on the BA (Hons) Acting, and Short Courses. On Shakespeare’s Soothing Sonnets, through a gentle physical releasing with Katya, discover how your own voice can lend life to these timeless verses.

Entry requirements

  • No audition/some selection possible.
  • Applicants have to be 16+. However, there is no upper age limit on this course, therefore we encourage applications from everyone over 16.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • No need for prior experience.
  • Professionals and Amateurs wishing to extend their knowledge of Shakespeare.
  • Those looking to free their physical expression.

How to book

Book your place online

Your booking confirmation will be sent by email. There is no box office collection available.

If you have questions relating to your booking, please email

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Terms and conditions

Please note: All courses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All classes begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Even though we're working through screens, participants should wear loose and comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove their shoes.

In line with academy policy, please note that no recordings of online courses will – or may – be made.