Classical Theatre the MadCap Way

At MadCap Theatre Productions we offer a wide variety of educational workshops that bring the works of Shakespeare and other classical playwrights 'off the page'. Our plays are always praised for being accessible and understandable, and our workshops do that directly.

 

We encourage schools, colleges, universities and theatres to work with us to create opportunities for students to develop their understanding of classical theatre and language.

 

We offer a range of tailored workshops for both English Literature and Drama/Theatre Studies students and also actors who have finished formal education and want to broaden their knowledge around classical performance.

 

This page is specified to Shakespeare within Drama and Theatre Studies, for information regarding English Literature, please click here.

 

"We really enjoyed the performance- it was the best version we have seen (with students) in years [...] The actors were fab"

Woodrush High School

 

Drama/ Theatre Studies (Ages 8-14)

Drama/Theatre Studies (GCSE, A-Level, NVQ)

Shakespeare in Performance (Ages 18+)

General and Text Specific. 2 hour to full day workshops.

Using  techniques specific to theatre and actors (and as with all our workshops- fun) we prepare students to perform Shakespeare/Classical Texts.

 

Using theatrical warm-ups, games and exercises that are used in major theatres (RSC, National etc.) we have devised workshops specifically tailored to students who are preparing to stage a Shakespeare play. We work on both voice, movement and physicality to increase understanding in language for both the actor and, ultimately, the audience. It also teaches best professional practice and general acting techniques that can be applied to any acting role.

 

Text Specific is the same as above but we can tailor the workshop to the Shakespeare/Classical play that your school may be preparing to stage.

General and Text Specific. 2 hour to full day workshops.

An Actors Preparation for Classical Theatre; using theatrical and acting techniques to prepare students to perform Shakespeare/Classical Texts.

 

Taking different acting methods rooted in some of the most well-known practitioners, we explore a range of approaches to classical texts and emotion as an actor focussed on performance. We also introduce an actor’s approach to texts in terms of interpretation, understanding, expression and physicality while both rehearsing and performing. This is all based in a workshop that teaches best professional practice (including voice and movement techniques) and general acting techniques that can be applied to any acting role.

 

We also try to leave extra time at the end of the workshop for general Q & A with our actors and directors, for industry insight.

General and Text Specific. Private Sessions and 2 hour to full day workshops.

An Actors Preparation for Shakespeare performances; using theatrical and acting techniques to prepare students to perform Shakespeare/Classical Texts.

 

Using acting methods rooted in Stanislavski, Chekhov and Uta Hagen, we explore a range of approaches to classical texts and emotion as an actor focussed on performance. We also introduce an actor’s approach to texts in terms of interpretation, understanding, expression and physicality while both rehearsing and performing. This is all based in a workshop that teaches best professional practice (including voice and movement techniques) and general acting techniques that can be applied to any acting role.

 

We also try to leave extra time at the end of the workshop for general Q & A with our actors and directors, for industry insight.

contact@madcaptheatreproductions.co.uk

07855 751 918

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