Project Description

Speaking Shakespeare Workshop – Jan 16 2021

Develop your acting skills with Shakespeare!
Skills to be introduced:
  • Developing a personal connection to the text.
  • Using the rhythms and devices of verse.
  • Embodying the rich imagery in Shakespeare’s text.
  • Acting with your whole self-mind/body/emotions
Intended outcomes:
  • More flexibility in taking risks and making acting choices.
  • Integrating voice & body to express text.
  • Greater ease & comfort with approaching Shakespeare’s text.
Participants should come prepared with a 10-20 line Shakespeare speech for which they feel a personal connection. The speech should be in verse not prose. It can be any age or gender (doesn’t have to be participant’s age/gender) IT SHOULD BE LEARNED THOROUGHLY BY HEART.
WHEN: 16 January 10:30am – 5pm
WHERE: Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 101 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale

COST: $ 80 Members/ $ 100 Non Members includes Membership until 30/9/2021


About the Faciliator – Anne Pensilfini

Anne has a diverse range of performing experience in stage, film, and commercial work. Extensive training in voice, movement, Shakespeare and improv, and degrees in Theatre and Education inform Anne’s teaching practice. She trained extensively with the US Shakespeare & Company, who have influenced her embodied, connected approach to Shakespeare. She spent 5 years as a Core Member of the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, facilitating for the ensemble’s ground-breaking Shakespeare Prison Project as well as acting, directing and teaching for the company.

Anne has led Shakespeare, Applied Theatre and improv courses for major universities including Griffith Uni and UQ and currently teaches regular courses for QUT and Queensland Theatre’s youth programs.