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Character Development Workshop: Bringing Shakespeare’s Characters to Life

March 25 @ 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Workshop participants must be 18 years or older.
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In theatre, embodying a character is both an art and a science, especially in Shakespeare’s complex and layered characters. Fiona Ross’s “Character Development” workshop, part of the Montague Shakespeare Festival, offers a 2-hour immersive experience into the heart of Shakespeare’s most intriguing characters, like Hamlet and Rosalind.

In our “Character Development” workshop, led by Fiona Ross, participants will embark on a two-hour journey into the world of Shakespeare. They will focus on understanding and embodying the playwright’s most complex characters, like Hamlet and Rosalind. With her 20 years of experience at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Fiona brings a deep knowledge and unique perspective on approaching these iconic roles.

This workshop is not just about acting; it’s about diving deep into the essence of character creation, using Shakespeare’s text as a roadmap. Fiona will guide participants through a series of exercises and discussions that reveal the layers within Shakespeare’s writing, helping actors to find and connect with the emotional and psychological depth of the characters.

Key Features of the Workshop:

1. Text Analysis: Learn how to dissect Shakespeare’s language to uncover the motivations, fears, desires, and complexities of his characters.

2. Personal Connection: Fiona will teach you how to draw upon your own experiences and emotions to create a genuine and relatable portrayal of your character.

3. Physicality and Voice: Discover how to use your body and voice to fully embody the character, bringing them to life on stage with authenticity and confidence.

4. Interactive Exercises: Engage in hands-on activities that encourage exploration and experimentation with Shakespeare’s text and characters.

5. RSC Insights: Benefit from Fiona’s extensive experience at the RSC, learning techniques and approaches that have been honed on one of the world’s most renowned stages.

This workshop is an ideal opportunity for actors and aspiring actors to delve into the art and science of character development, particularly within the realm of Shakespearean drama. Whether you’re preparing for a role or looking to deepen your understanding of Shakespeare’s work, this workshop will equip you with the tools and insights to create compelling, nuanced characters that resonate with audiences.

Montague Shakespeare Festival

(413) 239-4132‬

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Shea Theater Arts Center

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Turners Falls, MA 01376 United States
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