Dates and times

A Shakespeare Introduction
Mon 6 Jan to Fri 10 Jan 2020

Shakespeare – The Next Step
Mon 20 Jan to Fri 25 Jan 2020

Drop off from 8.45 am, pick-up at 3:00 pm; Daily performance from 2.40 pm

Venue

The PumpHouse Theatre

Prices

Per week $249.00

How to get tickets

Book your place by calling The PumpHouse Box Office or click on the red buttons below

About

A drama programme to demystify the Bard! Spend two weeks exploring Shakespeare with Mags Delaney, The PumpHouse Theatre’s resident drama teacher and self-confessed Shakespeareaholic.

A Shakespeare Introduction
6 to 10 January 2020

A 5-day workshop to get to know Shakespeare for 12 to 16-year-olds. The week includes:

  • Exploring Shakespeare’s world
  • What did Shakespeare write about?
  • Focusing on tragedy and comedy
  • Shakespeare characters Heroes, Villains, Clowns.
  • Modernising Shakespeare to make it understandable
  • Performing Shakespeare outdoors

Drop off from 8.45 am, pick-up at 3:00 pm; Daily performance from 2.40 pm

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Shakespeare – The Next Step
20 to 25 January 2020

A 5-day workshop to explore Shakespeare in depth for 12 to 18-year-olds. The perfect next step after A Shakespeare Introduction.  The week includes:

  • Exploring Shakespeare’s world and how it influenced him
  • Exploring Shakespeare’s characters in depth
  • Modernising Shakespeare to make it understandable
  • Devising a Shakespearian performance from scratch
  • Performing Shakespeare outdoors

Each day will have aspects of improvisation, character development, voice projection, prop making and performance.

Drop off from 8.45 am, pick-up at 3:00 pm; Daily performance from 2.40 pm

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About our tutor

Mags’ sense of humour and passion for what she does is infectious.

As a primary school teacher both in the UK and here in NZ she has seen first-hand how being involved with drama has encouraged reluctant learners and help build important social skills whilst having lots of fun. For her drama is the perfect vehicle for individuals to explore their world, themselves and their relationships with others.

Mags is also an award nominated stage manager so has good practical knowledge of stage craft and is always eager to pass it on.

Mags has a love of Shakespeare which goes back to her own school days, where she was lucky enough to be taught by an inspirational teacher who made the words of the Bard understandable and relevant – something she has tried to do herself both in the classroom, during workshops and directing actors.


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