Acting masterclass lead by Declan Donnellan / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Acting masterclass lead by Declan Donnellan

Declan Donnellan / Cheek by Jowl

Saturday 22 December 2012
5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
Free admission, registration needed
Focusing on Shakespeare's Hamlet, Declan Donnellan will lead young professionals in an exploration of approaches to classical texts, establishing some useful principles and priorities for the actor to enable them to feel less blocked in their work.

As preparation, the participants should learn and have rehearsed a speech from Hamlet, of no more than 2-3 minutes in length; this will provide a starting point for the work. If any of the participants know each other, they could also do a scene as a pair, if preferred.

It is very important that the actors must perform the speeches in their native language - i.e. Greek. For this reason, an interpreter will be present at the masterclass as well, to translate from Greek to English and vice versa.

Finally, it would be useful for the participants to familiarise themselves with Declan Donnellan’s book, The Actor and the Target prior to taking part in the workshop, if they can: it will illuminate and make more sense of the work they do together.

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Aimed at:
Young, professional classical actors who are either in training or have recently completed training

English, with simultaneous translation

T: 213 017 8004
Ms Myrto Lavda