Shakespeare four week short course
Is this course for me?
Our four week Shakespeare short course will provide you with the practical skills and techniques you'll need to perform the works of Shakespeare.
You should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0. Although English language tests aren't mandatory, we recommend that if you are a non-native English speaker without a Level 6 IELTS, then you must have the equivalent English language experience. This will be assessed via telephone interview by the Admissions team.
You can apply for this course through LAMDA directly. There is no application deadline for this course, but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited.
20 July-14 August 2020
All about the course
You will be taught by the same tutors and industry professionals that teach our full-time courses and develop the practical skills and techniques you'll need to perform the works of Shakespeare.
Throughout this popular four week Shakespeare acting course, you will attend specialist lectures on the social and historical context of Shakespeare’s writing and take part in scene study classes led by professional directors. You will have the opportunity to apply the techniques learnt throughout the four weeks in a final ‘showing’ to an audience of your tutors and fellow students.
The course also includes a visit to watch a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
This course is not validated by a higher education institution (HEI). It is one of our own range of non-accredited courses. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a LAMDA short course certificate.
What will I be doing?
Each day will be different, but you will be taught and learn through any of the following formats:
- Applied voice
- Alexander Technique
- Historical dance
- Stage combat
- Building character
Your outline timetable will be produced before the course starts, but here's an example of a day in the life of a Shakespeare short course student:
- 10.00 Technique class (voice/movement)
- 11.30 Technique class (voice/acting)
- 13.00 Lunchbreak (lunch not provided)
- 14.15 Scene study rehearsals
- 17.30 Classes finish
- 18.30 Private study/theatre trips
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Applications for our short courses will open in November. Sign up below and we will email you as soon as applications are open, with details about the course and how to apply.