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BRAVA Presents…Shakespeare & The Voice

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

A Winter’s Tale

It’s ALWAYS time for Shakespeare, but there’s something about the coldest season of the year that makes us want to delve into his works again. If you’ve always been interested in finding out more about exploring Shakespeare as a voice actor, come along to our Shakespeare Sessions with an open mind and a willingness to play.

Come Join Us

We'll explore Shakespeare as voice actors, looking at the basics of how Shakespeare writes and how we can apply this to our work. We'll consider both prose and verse and use the rules of script analysis to uncover techniques from Shakespeare that can easily be applied to a wide range of commercial copy found across the industry today.

Everyone is welcome

These Shakespeare sessions are for anyone. You don’t need any prior experience in reading or acting Shakespeare, just a desire to learn more about Shakespeare as a voice actor and discover why he is as alive and as relevant to our lives today as he was in Elizabethan times. As Cicely Berry put it herself:

“It's not to do with being educated or clever or whatever that means. It's to do with a true understanding of how people think and how that makes them act and do things.”

Class Overview:

Week 1

The Basics: How Shakespeare Writes.

Using working examples from various seminal Shakespearian plays, we’ll explore sound and rhythm, phrasing, vocal stamina and breath control. We'll consider both prose and verse and apply the VO rules of script analysis - including repetitions, antitheses, lists, alliteration, split lines, onomatopoeia and the magic rule of three!

Week 2

Scenes & Monologues

Beginning to explore longer, more complex scenes/and or monologues from The Winter’s Tale.

Week 3

Scenes & Monologues

Looking at The Winter’s Tale.

Set recorded homework

Week 4

Homework Review

Critique of Recorded Scenes, monologues and analysis

If you have any questions about this course, please email

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