Shakespeare text

with Jenny Lovell


This is a masterclass for students wanting to increase their skill and confidence as an actor as well as an improvisor.

Working with written text we will deepen character creation and  understanding of relationships. Playing the moment by moment shifts in action and reaction in a scene. Using Shakespeare as our text we will engage with poetic language, increasing stagecraft skills of vocal projection, articulation and the use of theatrical space and presence. This masterclass workshop will include a final performance of the chosen scenes to add that vital element – the audience.

To allow for individual development there are a limited number of places offered for this masterclass and pre-requisite skills are required.

With a class size of 8 students, this course is designed to give each person an active and intensive experience. 

Note: this course will require students to do work at home such as memorisation.

Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne’s completion of our core courses (SpontaneityNarrative TechniqueCharacter Scene Work Formats and Styles), or equivalent improvisation and acting experience as determined by the Artistic Director.

Please contact with any questions

Workshop Details

Dates & Times

February 7 – March 27, 2020
Fridays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Course of 8 classes


$299.00 full
$250.00 concession

Prices in AUD, GST included


The Courthouse Hotel
86-90 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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Starting in Sydney in 1990, Jenny now teaches improvisation with Impro Melbourne in both our public workshops and schools programs. She is a teacher of Shakespeare, voice and audition technique with the VCA and teaches and directs in the Diploma of Theatre Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic. She also teaches voice and presentation technique for the corporate sector. Jenny loves to explore genre work and teaches improvisation in the style of Shakespeare, Austen, Poe and Dickens. As well as improvisation teaching, Jenny regularly teaches acting, voice and movement at the VCA and Melbourne Polytechnic.

Read Jenny Lovell’s full biography