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Words Matter Events 2013

Words Matter

A series of workshops, lectures and master-classes at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, presented by the Rose Bruford Centre for Voice and Speech

The Barn Theatre  10th –  20th June 2013
Monday 10th  – Tuesday 11th

Persona per sona
(trans: a mask through sounds)
Creating character through Shakespeare’s verbal music
A closed workshop led by Christopher Hurrell as part
of a practical investigation towards a research degree.

Wednesday 12th June, 14.00 – 17.00 – Jakub Korcak from DAMU Theatre Academy, Prague

This workshop will focus on the rehearsal principles of Knebel, Efros and Vasiliev. After an introduction and warm up, imagination exercises and contact exercises, the workshop will concentrate on the combination of structural text analysis and the study of dramatic situations with “etudes“, based on physical improvisation. The principles will be practically demonstrated using active analysis of a scene with Charlotte, Yephikodov, Yasha and Dunyasha from the beginning of the second act of Chekhov´s The Cherry Orchard.

Thursday 13th June, 14.00 – 17.00- The Pause—Speech and Silence in Stanislavskian Acting Technique

A workshop, led by Rogelio Armando Nevares-Guajardo, including exercises and demonstrations that focuses on the relationship between dramatic language and psychological processes, on the surfacing of this interaction in performance as patterns of silence and speech as well as on how the understanding of these phenomena can be applied to ‘active analysis’ in acting technique. It will also include an introduction that will contextualize the workshop historically within the work of Stanislavski during the last years of his life and professional activity as recounted by practitioners like Knebel , Kedrov  and Toporkov.

Friday 14th June, 10.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 to 17.00 – Playing Shakespeare

Whatever theories actors may have about their characters, and whatever concepts directors may come up with for their productions, it is at the Text that actors and directors meet each other. Text is concrete, it’s there in black-on-white. This workshop, conducted by Philip Bird of Shakespeare’s Globe, will be a practical collaboration between actors and directors. We will meet at the text and set off from there.

Friday 14th June, 13.00 – 14.00 – Henry Goodman Masterclass

The session will explore the connection between language and lived, stored and imagined experience.  So engaging the individuals in what they bring to language on the page and how it liberates their release experience when spoken or performed. Henry Goodman is a leading British actor, multiple award nominee & winner (Olivier, Evening Standard, & Critics Circle).

Monday 17th June, 10.00 – 16.00 – Performance Poetry: From Page to Stage

A workshop with KeliAnne B, who is a working performance poet, that combines the skills of writing and spoken word in the most exciting poetical form. There will be an opportunity to perform the poems written during the day.

Tuesday 18th June, 10.00 – 16.00 – Voice-overs

An introduction to voice-over techniques with David Hodge, involving the exploration of different texts in a recording studio context. David Hodge is the co-author, with Stephen Kemble, of The Voice-Over Book: Don’t Eat Toast published by Oberon.

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November – Theatre of Catastrophe

A Weekend with Howard Barker and The Wrestling School

A rehearsed reading of Distance a new play by Howard Barker followed by the playwright in conversation with Gerrard McArthur; a workshop led by Howard Barker on scenes from his latest play Prefix; participatory workshops with Howard Barker, Gerrard McArthur and Jane Bertish from The Wrestling School; and a panel discussion with Barker, McArthur, Bertish, Dr James Reynolds from the University of Kingston, and Steven Dykes from Rose Bruford College, chaired by Professor Nesta Jones, Head of the Centre.






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