Shakespeare’s First Folio Masterclass with the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
Presented by Rodney Cottier, Head of the Drama School, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
Rodney Cottier’s Shakespeare workshop takes students through a lively history of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It explores questions of Elizabethan staging in contemporary performance, delves into Shakespeare’s First Folio, and uses these discussions to approach Shakespeare’s text by working select scenes from the complete plays, with special attention to the opening of King Lear.
Interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun! It is free of charge, runs 3 hours and is geared to all levels of experience, with something in it for everyone – from those just starting out to old pros. All are welcome, and the more who attend, the merrier. No special preparation is required, but participants should please bring copies of Shakespeare’s complete works, any edition, if available.
RSVP: Brian Nocella, firstname.lastname@example.org
Praise for Rodney’s Masterclass:
“Rodney Cottier’s First Folio Masterclass is an interactive, caffeinated tour through the skills of analyzing and performing Shakespearean text. Highly recommended as an intro or a refresher for beginning to accomplished theatre and literature students. It’s a three-hour intensive that never fails to enlighten and entertain.” – Theater Professor, University of Redlands
“Rodney knows his subject so well, it’s as if he compiled the Folio himself.” – Participant, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
“Rodney’s lecture is immediate, funny and super entertaining. I wish I had him in the classroom for every Shakespeare class. The students were discovering things about Shakespeare and themselves they never thought of before. His style is very entertaining and puts the students at ease.” – Theater Professor, U of Illinois Chicago
“His respect and passion for the text is truly contagious.” – Education Manager, Guthrie Theatre