Shakespeare in the woods with Henry V : an elemental workshop

January 25 - February 5, 2021

⚠ Last places available, register quickly!


Directed by Michael Corbidge, Senoir Associate Voice Director at Royal Shakespeare Company and Christina Batman, Stage Director - Voice Practitioner

Duration: 60h

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am to 6pm Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 7pm

Price: 600€ (individual) / 1200€ (organisms)

In anticipation of the 600th anniversary of Henry V ’s death on French soil in the Chateau de Vincennes in 2022, let’s take Shakespeare to the next level. In the very same Bois de Vincennes where the young king surely walked, surrounded by stunning woodlands, we’ll have an ideal opportunity to let Shakespeare’s language come alive in natural surroundings.

We will explore Shakespeare’s « HENRIAD » tetralogy in the extraordinary landscapes of forest, parkland, open spaces and semi-urban environments in order to uncover the tale of the young Prince Harry and his epic story.

This 10 day workshop will deeply intensify the visceral, elemental and sensorial quality of Shakespeare’s language as we watch his characters emerge in nature.

We will work closely with the individual voice and the ‘acting tool box stimulated by these elements of nature, including the weather!

In April 2021 the participants will have the exciting opportunity to present the work in progress that is accomplished, in front of the public; in a wonderful theatre, at the invitation of the 2nd Edition of the brand new Shakespeare Festival in Vincennes « Shakespeare d’Avril ». The 2021 Festival will be specifically celebrating the great King Henry V.

Students will be required to have learnt 1 Monologue/Soliloquy from each of the plays (non-binary choices totally acceptable)

  • 1 Monologues / Soliloquies of each piece (non-binary choices are fully accepted)
  • 1 duologue (these duologues are pre-distributed)

Plays:

  • Richard II
  • Henri IV Part 1
  • Henri IV Part 2
  • Henri V
  • Merry Wives of Windsor (optional as it is not officially part of HENRIAD but contains the character FALSTAFF and that’s a lot of fun!)


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