The Lord Chamberlain’s Players will be holding a Shakespeare Workshop on Saturday, November 9th, 9 a.m. – noon, and Tuesday, November 12th, 6–9 p.m., in the Parish Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, On the Green, Woodstock.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Players is a developing Shakespeare troupe in association with BarnArts dedicated to performing the plays with an energy and relevance that is rarely (if ever) experienced today. If you are interested in joining our troupe or just interested in Shakespeare, please come to our workshops. You don’t have to perform, this is much more than an “acting” class. Everyone will learn something regardless of your Shakespearean expertise.
If you would like to perform, even if you never have before, this is the workshop for you too because we will study and rehearse a few scenes and monologues. For our November workshops we’ll study the Scottish Play (the one that begins with ‘M’ and ends with ‘H’). You will learn about the play, study its characters, and experience the pleasure of understanding the genius of the greatest English writer in history. In fact, this in-depth study may impart an obsession with Shakespeare–and you’ll be able to sip cappucino and sound just as pretentious (we mean intelligent) as the participants who attended Michael’s 10-class immersion last spring. But seriously, it’s fun, informative and rewarding. The timing of this workshop coincides nicely with the National Theatre’s live broadcast of Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth at the Woodstock Town Hall that week. We may even organize a dessert-discussion following this film for participants of both workshops.
Reserve your place as attendance is limited; workshops will study different scenes so you may wish to attend both. In preparation for the Workshop, please read the play. If you would like to attend please email Danelle Sims (firstname.lastname@example.org) for reservations. If you wish to perform a scene or monologue please let Danelle know and she’ll assign roles. There is a small contribution requested for attendance. Michael Barnhart will conduct the workshops.