A series of workshops, run by Ben Crystal, exploring fresh approaches to acting Shakespeare.
We play Shakespeare as simply as possible, without any great conceptual frame placed between participants and the play, and approach our work with honesty and great passion.
The starting point for all our work is the words of the writer. Using a solid textual foundation, we find new ways to fully embody the scope and scale of Shakespeare's words.
Focusing on the silent stage directions Shakespeare wrote into his scripts we use physical exercises to release the emotional core of the language. Creating dynamic ensembles, we mimic the working relationship Shakespeare's actors had.
We want to explore afresh to what extent we can let Shakespeare and his words direct us.
Please head to www.passioninpractice.com for more videos, photos and details of future workshops.
Produced by Adam Donneky
Filmed by Adam Etherington
With Ed Bowen-Carpenter & Hannah Richards
Trailer music by Hauschka - Ginsterweg. Copyright owned by Believe. I do not own or claim copyright to the music used. Terrific artist, check him out.