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Classical Acting Workshop: Voice, Movement & Intro to Cue-Script Technique

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Actors Shakespeare Company presents Classical Acting Workshop: Voice, Movement and Introduction to Cue-Script Technique

This workshop for professionals is an excellent way to discover or practice some of the most fundamental skills of classical acting: vocal production, self-staging and movement and cue-script technique.

The morning will be spent with master teacher and director Clare Davidson on voice and with veteran classical actor Timur Kocak on movement and self-staging.

The afternoon will begin with a comprehensive presentation on cue-script technique with Paul and Maren Sugarman. With parts ready to distribute, scene work will follow for the rest of the afternoon when everyone will be invited to participate.

Cue-Script Technique

The work of Neil Freeman and Patrick Tucker have demonstrated how there are clues for the actors in these earliest printings of the plays. Using the original First Folio and in some cases Quarto settings of Shakespeare’s plays with original spelling, capitalization and punctuation in modern type, the classical actor can find a wealth of clues, guidance and direction right in the text!
  • Punctuation suggests how to structure the thoughts the characters are expressing,
  • Punctuation shows actors where to breath or change emphasis.
  • Capitalization suggests words to be emphasized when the capitalized words are not proper nouns or at the beginning of a line.
  • Spelling can suggest how the words can be pronounced.
  • The differences in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation from modern settings can help the readers view the text in a new light.

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Clare Davidson was trained at LAMDA under Iris Warren, and stayed on there to become head of Voice. She runs her own Masterclasses in London and has had her own Clare Davidson Acting Program there and in Los Angeles. She became Director of the Early Stages Acting Program for BADA at their Midsummer in Oxford Program at Balliol College and with her MFA she became a Professor of Acting and Directing at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico having previously run extensive workshops in New York, Los Angeles, Hawaii and New Orleans. She runs a Screen Acting Workshop for Actor's Studio at Pinewood Studios and teaches on the MA/MFA Voice Studies training course for voice professionals at Royal Central. As an internationally known voice, acting and presentation coach she has worked with such stars as Sting, Pierce Brosnan and Orlando Bloom while her corporate clients have taken her to Monaco, Paris and Hong Kong. Her coaching on movies has included Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Accident and The Power of One and she has directed in London's West End and off-Broadway, with her productions including Mark Rylance in Genet's The Maids, Stephen Rae in Strindberg's Miss Julie, Diana Rigg in Ibsen's Little Eyolf and Joanne Kamp in Shaw's Candida. claredavidson.co.uk

Maren Sugarman is a graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, and holds a NJ Standard Certificate in Speech Arts and Dramatics. She has worked with Tina Packer (Founding Artistic Director, Shakespeare and Company, Lenox, MA), Robert Langdon Lloyd (Peter Brook’s Company member) and studied voice with Kristin Linklater..A director for many NJ theaters and schools, she has been nominated for both MSU Theatre Night and NJAct Perry Awards. Since 2014, she has directed productions for Shakespeare at the Castle for ATC’s Summer Shakespeare Conservatory. She also teaches voice, speech and acting at ATC Studios.

Paul Sugarman is the founding Artistic Director of the Instant Shakespeare Company, NYC. Since 2000, ISC has presented readings of ALL of Shakespeare’s plays, annually, in NYC Public Libraries. He is graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and studied with Kristin Linklater and Tina Packer at Shakespeare & Company. He worked with Neil Freeman to publish the Applause First Folio Editions and The Applause First Folio of Shakespeare in Modern Type. He has published pocket editions of all of Shakespeare’s plays using the original settings of the First Folio in modern type for his company Puck Press. He has worked with the Actors Shakespeare Company both as a teacher and performer. Paul has appeared in Henry V, The Three Musketeers, Logomaniacs, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, King John, and Hamlet in addition to Shakespeare compilations such as All the World’s a Stage. For ASC he has published annotated acting editions of Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and The Three Musketeers.

Timur Kocak trained at the Poor School in London. With the Actors Shakespeare Company he has appeared in Hamlet (title role), Much Ado About Nothing, Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, King John, Twelfth Night, Logomaniacs and The Three Musketeers. His most recent New York area theatre credits include: a one-man version of A Christmas Carol (NYC and national tour), Shotspeare! (NYC, national tour and Australia), Coriolanus (title role) and Waiting for Godot. Among his London credits are: Hot Stuff (West End), a UK tour of Romeo and Juliet, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and European tour of Ridiculusmus’ The Exhibitionists, as well as Airbase and 27 Wagons Full of Cotton both with the RSC Fringe Festival, also As You Like It and Henry V. Television and film credits include Law and Order: SVU and Chuck and The Last Cyclist. timurkocak.com


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