In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Bell Shakespeare Professional Learning workshop has been cancelled.
In response the education team at Bell Shakespeare have generously transitioned their Sydney only Teacher Professional Master Series to online and have opened them up to all Drama and English teachers.
The Master Series is comprised of three masterclasses all of which will take place virtually on Saturday 23 May.
Verse & Prose Masterclass
With Huw McKinnon, Bell Shakespeare’s Resident Artist in Education
Sat 23 May, 10am – 1pm
Think you know iambic pentameter? Think again. Spend an intensive session with Huw McKinnon, delving deep into the reasons that Shakespeare uses verse and prose to unlock character motivation, state of mind and create atmosphere in his plays. Learn practical techniques to activate your own teaching of verse and prose, using a range of plays.
With James Evans, Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director
Sat 23 May, 2pm – 5pm
What is the essential toolkit for directing Shakespeare? Learn tips, tricks and real rehearsal room strategies from James Evans, whose productions of Shakespeare have toured from regional theatres to Sydney Opera House.
With detailed text analysis, and unique tools to unlock meaning and exceptional performances, this is a fun and intensive workshop that will give you the confidence and know-how to direct one of Shakespeare’s great plays with your students.
Vocal Training & Presentation for Teachers
With Jess Chambers, Bell Shakespeare’s Voice & Text Coach
Sun 24 May, 10am – 1pm
Actors and teachers have a lot in common – both need their voices to be in top form to do their job well. Yet teachers are rarely taught how to look after their voices. Avoid that end of term strain by learning vocal techniques and wellbeing strategies from industry expert, Jess Chambers. Includes training in presentation techniques that will empower your own lesson delivery and communications with your colleagues.
You can book into any masterclass, two of them or all three. Prices and bookings can be made on the Bell Shakespeare website.