Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shakespeare Master Class with Rodney Cottier, Austin Shakespeare, October 6

Austin Shakespeare TX

FREE Shakespeare's First Folio Master Class with Rodney Cottier of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Saturday, October 6, 3 - 6 p.m.
Waller Creek School, located at 4100 Red River (41st St. and Red River).
Click to sign up via eventbright (limited to 40 participants - 26 available as of 10:30 p.m., September 27)

Rodney Cottier
Rodney Cottier (via Seattle Shakespeare)
Austin Shakespeare is pleased to sponsor Rodney Cottier, Head of the Drama School at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, for a once in-a-lifetime FREE Master Class on Shakespeare’s First Folio. This practical, interactive workshop covers the history of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; explores questions of Elizabethan staging in contemporary performance; delves into Shakespeare’s First Folio; and uses these discussions to approach Shakespeare’s text by working select scenes from the complete plays, with special attention to the opening of King Lear. No special preparation is required, but if they can, participants should please bring copies of Shakespeare’s complete works, any edition.
Interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun, this class runs 3 hours and is geared to all levels of experience, with something in it for everyone – from those just starting out, to old pros. As space is limited to 40 participants, please do not register for this event if there is a chance you won’t be able to attend.
About Rodney Cottier: Rodney has thirty-one years experience as a stage director and teacher of stage combat, acting and text at LAMDA, were he has directed twenty-five plays from Shakespeare’s canon. He has also taught in the US as a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut and Citrus College, Los Angeles, as well as conducting an annual workshop tour of top North American universities (to date he has visited twenty-seven states), focusing on Shakespeare’s First Folio. As a fight director, Rodney has worked at Shakespeare’s Globe as Master-of-Fight, choreographing several productions including Mark Rylance’s Hamlet, as well as at the Royal Opera House, English and Welsh National Opera, the National Theatre Studio and many regional theatres.
Location:Saturday, October 6, 2012, Noon - 3 pm at Waller Creek School, located at 4100 Red River (41st St. and Red River). Enter from 41st St. through iron gates and proceed over small bridge. The Auditorium is the first building on the right.

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