Shakespeare Workshop Black Stripe Theatre


To gain a better understanding of Drama and Shakespeare

To build up team work and creative skills

To explore Shakespeare’s words and text to create a performance.

To understand Shakespeare’s verse

Intro (approx 10 mins)

  • Explain purpose of the workshop and what is required in terms of behaviour and commitment.
  • Share information about the process of the workshop

Warm-up & Team Building Games (approx 20 mins)

  • Brief physical and vocal limber – explain why it’s important to warm-up and focus before any exercise or performance.
  • Drama Games using Shakespeare’s language to focus, relax and energise

Owning the Text – Vocal and Physical awareness (approx 20 mins)

  • Using a monologue from Shakespeare, explore voice, intention, and how to handle the verse

Sharing of work – Shakespeare scenes for performances (approx 30 mins)

  • Break into small groups. Each group explores a short Shakespeare scene and perform it to the group.

Feedback and Advice (approx. 10 mins)

  • Hear feedback from the group on what their observations & discoveries.
  • Finish with a group focus exercise.