Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tucson: Classical Acting Program, "Unlocking ShakespeareC", at Beowulf Alley

The next stage in Beowulf Alley Theatre Company’s ActingLab@the Alley Educational Symposia:


Classical Acting Program

Unlocking Shakespeare©


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Three consecutive Sundays:  May 10, 17, 24, 2009, 5 to 8 pm


A series of three workshops based on the techniques of the Royal Shakespeare’s Voice and Speech Coach, Cicily Berry, author of The Actor and the Text and taught by Philip G. Bennett, Dean of Adult Education.


Unlocking Shakespeare gets you “up-on-your-feet” immediately. The workshop will begin with extensive breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups and speech drills followed by enjoyable group physical exercises that address each of Shakespeare’s poetic devices.

You will learn how to create:

· A dynamic vocal instrument

· Tools you can use right away

· Confidence in speaking Shakespeare’s language with ease and understanding.

(Please wear loose clothing and gym shoes)


“Before long you will be speaking Shakespeare’s poetry as if it were a Second Language.”©


Call (520) 622-4460 ext. 3, or e-mail


Philip G. Bennett has been training actors for repertory companies and advanced programs in England since 1969.  A founding member of American Stanislavski Theatre, he trained and served as Assistant Artistic Director to Sonia Moore of the Moscow Art Theatre.  He has also trained with noted British Director, Peter Brook of the Royal Shakespeare, Voice Coach Carol Gill, (RSC), Director Dan Milne, (RSC) and Actor/Coach Robbie Ross, (RSC). He is founder of the San Francisco Theatre Academy and the Bennett TheatreLab, a three time recipient of the Hollywood Dramalogue Award, and recognized by the National Acting Competition Awards as one of the top ten coaches in the United States.


©”Unlocking Shakespeare as a Second Language” is a copyright of Philip G. Bennett


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