EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY THEATRE COMPANY (BEDLAM)
This annual Edinburgh University Shakespeare Society workshop looks at Shakespeare in an open and fun environment. Welcoming all in the spirit of welcome week, join us for icebreakers, games and a Q&A with the committee at the end.
This annual EUSC workshop would look at Shakespeare and his work in an open and welcoming environment. After warm-ups, exercises, ice-breakers and games, we will then look at examples of monologues and duologues by Shakespeare, unpacking the language and context to discover how they are still relevant today.
Translations of original texts into 'modern-day' English will be used to show that Shakespeare's work still has a strong resonance with events in contemporary political, societal, cultural and personal spheres. We will include a (very) light physical warm-up so that, when putting text work on its feet, participants are conscious of the communicative power of body language when delivering Jacobean text that is perhaps not initially accessible.
As you may have guessed, the theme will be making Shakespeare accessible.
This is to help demystify ideas that Shakespeare is for the elite and well-trained, welcoming all in the spirit of Welcome Week. If participants feel they would like to perform part of a monologue/ duologue we have looked at to space, they are more than welcome to do so, however, this would in no way be compulsory.
To finish, the EUSC committee will be present for a Q&A to offer an insight into the society and how to get involved with the EUSC.
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