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Ben Crystal • Shakespeare acting workshop in Original Practice

  • Crows Nest 7 Caliente Road • Building B Santa Fe, NM, 87508 United States (map)

The ISC and the Upstart Crows are hosting a unique opportunity for local actors: Join us for a workshop with British author, actor, and Passion Practice producer Ben Crystal.

This workshop explores the original practice of the theatre company Shakespeare worked in—how well did they know each other, what was their performance space like, and their writer? How did they turn their short rehearsal time to their advantage? We will be workshopping in the nature and tempo of an ensemble for a Shakespeare company, providing participants with take-away tools for future work on stage.

The author of Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard, Ben has also co-authored four books with his father, scholar David Crystal, including Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary and Language Companion and the Oxford Illustrated Dictionary of Shakespeare. He appeared in the 2006 season at the Globe Theatre in London. In 2014 he and his theatre company (Passion in Practice) were awarded one of the inaugural Owls Schreame Awards for innovation in historical theatre, specifically for their work on Shakespearean Original Pronunciation (OP) in performance. That year he produced an original pronunciation production of Macbeth at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe. In 2015 he produced OP shows of Pericles and Henry V.

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