Text: Exploring Shakespeare and Violence

Exploring Shakespeare and Violence

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Do you bite your thumb at us sir?

— Romeo and Juliet, Act I, scene 1

 From biting thumbs, to cutting hands, to street brawls to organised murder and ‘civilised’ duelling, Shakespeare uses various violent expressions to propel his characters into extreme emotional rollercoasters of self-discovery.

 Join Fight Director Yarit Dor to explore Shakespeare’s writings of violent interactions. We will look at specific scenes and introduce contemporary rehearsal practices and tools to support safe exploration.

This is a Stage Two Studio class. This means that the session will be taught on the assumption that all participants have some knowledge of performance in the Globe Theatre. If you have not had previous experience of working or training in the Globe, we recommend that you take part in a Stage One class before booking onto this class.

There will be a maximum of 12 participants in this intensive two hour class.

THE STUDIO ONLINE: HOW DOES IT WORK?

Your ticket is valid for one individual to join the online workshop on one device.

You cannot book this workshop unless you have registered with The Studio at Shakespeare’s Globe and the ticket must be booked by the individual who will be participating in the workshop.

You will be sent a pre-visit email one week before the event with details of the texts to be familiar with (they do not need to be memorised). If you have booked within a week of the event, this email will be sent the day after your booking.

A second pre-visit email with a unique link and joining instructions will be sent to you the day of the event. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and to be able to join a Zoom meeting.

Please ensure you arrive a couple of minutes in advance of the start time. The Zoom meeting will be locked after 10 minutes and latecomers will not be admitted.

No recording or photography will be permitted throughout the session.

Our staff retain the right to terminate any participant’s connection to the Zoom meeting if our Ticket terms and Community guidelines are not followed.

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Price: £40

Please purchase one ticket per individual.

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 12 individuals per session

This is a Stage 2 Studio class, suitable for those with previous experience working or training with the Globe.

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