With Living Shakespeare, the emphasis is getting to a better understanding of Shakespeare's work, both for our own work and also for anyone who is interested in what Shakespeare can offer us.
This is handled in the following ways:
Looking at our journey with Shakespeare, as well as the creative process behind the making of a new piece of alternativeShakespeare.
A particular Shakespeare play is explored, and over a series of podcast episodes, we connect with the inner workings of the play, the processes behind our work, and the alternativeShakespeare plays that have come to life over the last 20 years.
A series of one day workshops held in Birmingham (Blue Orange, Old Joint Stock, theWorkshop, St.Paul's).
Topics have included:-
Speaking not Speeching Shakespeare
Hamlet: underneath the text
Women in Hamlet
King Lear: Cordelia & the Fool
Shakespeare stripped back
NTI Workshops-New Drama inspired by Shakespeare
Play Reading Sessions
Weekly meetings, St.Paul's Church and the Birmingham & Midland Institute.
Workshopping and reading Shakespeare's plays, with each person taking turns reading a character's 'thought'. Discussions on what we have found, how Shakespeare goes about his craft and what the lines said to us individually, relating the words to our own personal experiences.