“In The Style of Shakespeare” Performance Intensive Workshop with Jenny Lovell

by Jenny Lovell on 19 March, 2015 in Workshops

Liberate your inner Bard!

Saturday: Rosina Dorm 1, Abbotsford Convent
Sunday: Club Voltaire, North Melbourne
April 11th and 12th, 2015
10.30am – 5.30pm
Open to the general public!
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This intensive is designed to help you get to grips with improvising in Shakespearean style and language, using metaphor and simile, soliloquising and playing scenes in both the medieval and more modern context. You will find a freedom and creativity within this genre, a joy in wordplay, and shake off preconceptions that may be holding you back.

The workshop is open to a wide range of improvisers – from beginners to the more experienced. Whatever your level, Jenny will challenge you!

Handouts will be provided to increase your basic Shakespeare knowledge, and the work can also be applied to other genre areas for your future skills development.

After two full days of working with Shakespeare, the workshop comes to a close with a performance of what you have been working on.

“All the world’s a stage” … come play your part.

From participants in Sydney and Canberra:

“Great workshop and really useful handouts!”

“Thanks Jenny. One of the most fun impro classes I’ve ever done.”

“That was really awesome!”

Jenny Lovell

Jenny has been performing in improvisation since 1987 with Theatresports™ at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney and with Impro Melbourne since 1996. She has performed and taught improvisation in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne and at international festivals in San Francisco, Seattle, Hong Kong, Wellington and Edmonton, Canada. As well as comedy improvisation, Jenny has performed in a range of different improvisation formats, including Harold, City Life, Shakespeare Scared Scriptless, Unforeseen Stories and Sondheim Unscripted. She has created or helped to create 8 different long form improvisation shows, including In The Parlour with Tilly and Flora and What The Dickens!

Jenny’s Shakespeare experience is vast, including working with Bell Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare master classes and performance at the Globe Theatre, London.