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Bringing Shakespeare’s Text to Life

Available in Terms 1 and 3

Fall in love with Shakespeare through physical and vocal exploration, ensemble work and textual analysis.

Working with acclaimed actor Darcy Kent, this workshop series will be a practical and dynamic introduction to performing Shakespeare’s work.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s deep exploration of the human experience, Darcy teaches students to find creative liberation through timeless narrative, moment-to-moment play, and a thorough exploration of vocal and physical technique. Fusing both the classical and the contemporary, his work is grounded in the belief that exploring the stories of our past contextualises our present and helps us better shape our future. 

Shakespeare with a Spin

Available in Terms 2 and 4

Contextualise, rehearse and perform excerpts of Shakespeare.

Bring Shakespeare into the modern world  and put your indiviudal spin on the world’s most performed playwright. Shakespeare with a Spin gives you a toolkit to unlock their technical craft while inspiring their creativity and artistic voice. In 2024 you will use Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a core text to illuminate the great truths of life across time, space and gender. Under the guidance of Shaun Goss, your ensemble will create physical and vocal explorations that respond to our contemporary world while developing an actor’s toolkit through research, observation and textual analysis, along with imagination and play.

Shakespeare with a Spin culminates in a public performance in our Black Box Theatre.

Course Details

Bringing Shakespeare’s Text to Life
Available Terms 1 and 3
Mondays 7:30-9:30pm
8-week course fee $424

Shakespeare with a Spin
Available Terms 2 and 4

Mondays 7:30-9:30pm
8-week course fee $480

ACT NOW

2024 Melbourne Acting Classes for Adults – Term Dates

Term 1: Mon 29 January – Sat 23 March – ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN
Term 2: Mon 22 April – Sat 15 June
Term 3: Mon 22 July – Sat 14 September
Term 4: Mon 7 October – Sat 30 November

Teachers

Darcy Kent

Darcy Kent

Shaun Goss

Testimonials
“Working with Darcy Kent has been the most challenging and valuable time I have spent in the rehearsal room ever. Not only have these classes been so rewarding, but I’ve felt so safe and free to begin exploring all those parts of myself I’ve shoved to the depths. Not only as an actor, but as a part of the machine of the world finding truth and honesty in my heart and my connections with others.  The specificity of feedback and the challenges in truth have been so practical and rewarding. I’ve never felt so inspired by the challenge of the craft. I’ve been inhaling books and performances like there’s no tomorrow.” – Molly England

Image  Darcy Kent in Romeo and Juliet at The Pop Up Globe, Auckland, NZ (2019).