Other exercises like changing direction on each thought can help keep the text varied. Acting work. Shakespeare’s text might be more complex than contemporary text, yet the acting fundamentals are the same. Firstly don’t try to manufacture character. Character comes in what you do, your actions.
When you are acting Shakespeare you will often need to stretch yourself to extreme emotions. Here is a fun video exercise from the BBC archive for playing with emotional levels. - Renew, refocus and refresh your acting. Actor Hub - a career and lifestyle guide for actors in the UK
Here's another exercise Dawn and John recommend for improving your acting skills which you can try yourself, on your own, with mates, or maybe while you're making your 60 Second Shakespeare.
When you are acting Shakespeare you can often explore character over language. Here is a fun video exercise from the BBC archive for rediscovering the language. - Renew, refocus and refresh your acting. Actor Hub - a career and lifestyle guide for actors in the UK
Shakespeare in a hurry: teaching and learning ideas from the Globe Arts educator and producer Fiona Banks reveals the Globe's rehearsal tricks and techniques that will help students study the Bard ...
World-renowned voice teacher Patsy Rodenburg leads an exercise to help actors get a better grasp of their breath and breathing. Filmed at Michael Howard Studios… Shakespeare In The Present - Breath Exercise on Vimeo
The recipes in this collection were compiled by members of the 1995-96 Folger Institute on Shakespeare Examined through Performance. Most recipes were used during the course of the institute. Others are exercises that institute members have found useful in their teaching.
Acting games also develop important skills required for acting and performing. Below is a number of my favourite drama games. For each game or exercise I have given a difficulty rating and a recommended age range. I have split the acting games into six sections to make it easier for you to find the appropriate games for your group/situation.
60 Second Shakespeare - Teachers' notes and information - acting. To accompany the website, ICT Advanced Skills Teacher Paul Sibson has written a set of Teacher's Notes.