ADVANCED ACTING RADIO PLAYS
The focus of the ACTT-450 class was on Shakespearian dramaturgy. During the semester we tried to better understand this material both in its specificity and in its resonance with our contemporary lives. We all watched episodes of the TV series « Sex education » as a contemporary reference of teenage angst we could apply to Shakespeare. We tried to understand the historical and cultural context of the time and construct analogies with our world. We looked carefully worked on the the text, making sure we understood every word, and - if needed - we changed them.
Finally our acting work was very much focused on playing the situations as close to us as possible thus simplifying, for most of must, what it is, to play Shakespeare.