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Shakespeare Classes: Stage to Screen

Shakespeare Classes: Stage to Screen

This eight week Shakespeare course is a dynamic approach to demystifying his works, exploring set Shakespeare texts and allowing the actor to create believable characters and truthful Shakespeare performances for both the stage and the screen.

Designed for anyone regardless of Shakespeare experience, these classes are for those who have an interest in the crafting of Shakespeare characters and acting for the stage and screen, on top of a willingness to learn. Those who have completed the Introduction to Shakespeare one-day intensive class may particularly benefit from taking this course.

The course will take place over eight weeks, with classes in the first four weeks focusing on Shakespeare for the stage and classes in the following four weeks exploring how to transfer Shakespeare to the screen. You will be taught by two specialist City Academy Acting tutors who both have vast experience teaching, performing, and directing Shakespeare.

Throughout this course you will benefit from an informal performance to friends and family in Week Four, as well as receiving your final filmed monologue in Week Eight.

Course Content

Over the duration of the course you will work towards:

  • Understanding the rhythm and flow with iambic pentameter
  • Delivering a speech with confidence for the stage
  • Connecting meaning to text and discovering character objectives
  • Working on character depth for the screen
  • Exploring a characters' inner conflict and emotion
  • Delivering speeches for camera
  • Creating the "full world" for screen

Type

Shakespeare, Acting, Screen Acting

Training

1 day a week for 8 weeks (2.5 hours per class)

Level

Beginner-Intermediate in Shakespeare, Acting, and Screen Acting

Outcomes

Taking part in this course, you will recieve the following:

  • The opportunity to perform a rehearsed monologue to friends and family
  • You final monologue filmed professionally, and a copy to keep for your records 

Not ready yet?

If you feel like you need some Shakespeare practice before taking this course, try our one-day Introduction to Shakespeare class first.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833 .

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 10 Herbal Hill, London EC1R 5EG.

Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.

We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833 .

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 10 Herbal Hill, London EC1R 5EG.

Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.

We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

No Venue

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

No Tutor

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