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LAMDA: Romeo & Juliet: Clues on Creating Character with reception

  • Scottish Rite Temple 463 Paseo De Peralta Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

Tonight is a tea-and-scone reception for the LAMDA instructors, as well as a workshop on the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet.

Using the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet as our starting point, this fun and interactive workshop demonstration explores two of Shakespeare's most famous characters and investigates how character can be discovered from the text. Members of Ducdame Ensemble will support and demonstrate some exercises.

This workshop is suitable for an audience of readers, accomplished, non-actors, and anyone interested in exploring Shakespeare on a deeper level. Be prepared to join in with discussions and questions.  

Joanna Read notes:
“An actor’s job is to mine the text, to approach any role with an open view, not to pre-judge or impose upon the character but to make them speak freshly for the audience. When playing Shakespeare’s iconic famous characters, this can be difficult. How can the actor tackle these well-worn roles anew? Using Romeo and Juliet’s famous balcony scene as its starting point, this lecture/demonstration exploreS how an actor can build character from the text. We will use some simple exercises with the text to explore and compare the language of Romeo and Juliet and take a fresh reading on the Romeo and Juliet relationship.”

Joanna Read of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, leads the workshop. Joanna is the Principal of LAMDA and the previous Artistic Director of the Salisbury Playhouse.

$30 general admission for both reception and workshop
$15 students for both reception and workshop

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