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Term 1 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE Workshops at CPAC — ages 10-14

1-February-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE  is a 2 hour drama workshop dedicated to scene description, context and script analysis, prior to role play and group seminar situations facilitated by an experienced theatre professional. Continuing on from the success of Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V and Macbeth in 2016, 2017 will begin by exploring Shakespeare through one of his silliest yet heart-warming plays, The Comedy of Errors. All materials will be supplied. Class numbers will be capped at 15 to provide the most appropriate environment for creative learning.


Week 1 Introduction | The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors is the story of long lost twins searching for their other half. It’s a classic Shakespeare farce, full of mistaken identity, slapstick comedy, romance and family reunions. Week 1 will involve a walk-through synopsis and understanding the text.

Week 2 | Character and text
We will continue our investigation of The Comedy of Errors, exploring comedy both physically and throughout the text to express the characters. This will form part of the ensemble work that we will share for our final showing.

Week 3 | Scene work
Casting of scenes. Read through and understanding the script. Participants will take on characters from the play and begin to analyse and develop scene work for our final showing, concentrating on delivering Shakespeare’s language with understanding, clarity and expression.

Week 4 | Production rehearsals
Rehearsals will continue on The Comedy of Errors, staging the scenes, detailing the vocal and physical performance work. Small costume and prop elements will be introduced.

Week 5 | Final Production
We will work towards specificity, focus and finessing our interpretation of The Comedy of Errors in preparation for our final performance at the end of this session. We will apply the earlier ensemble work to create interesting scenes with everyone involved supporting each other’s work.

When: Every second Wednesday Term 1, 1pm—3pm

Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC)

Cost: $100

(NB: If the LOOK THINK PROJECT and the INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE workshops are both booked at the same time they should be available at a reduced price of $180.00—please call CPAC direct to arrange payment.)

More Info: (02) 9824 1121 or

Booking: Please book directly through this link. If you have any trouble please call or email CPAC direct (contact info above).

Facilitator: Scott Sheridan
Scott is a graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and a proud member of Equity.

Theatre credits include: Bell Shakespeare; Hamlet, Actors At Work. Sport For Jove Theatre Co; The Importance of Being Ernest, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Tempest. Melbourne Theatre Company/Daniel Sparrow Productions; Rupert, which toured to Kennedy Centre in Washington as part of the World Stages International Festival. Black Swan State Theatre Company; The Importance of Being Ernest, Arcadia, When the Rain Stops Falling, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Griffin Theatre Co;: The Witches. Barking Gecko Theatre Co: In a Dark Dark Wood, Trains of Thought Critical Stages; Stones in his Pockets. Darlinghurst Theatre; Drake the Amazing.

Film and TV: Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Careless Love, AE:2 Gallipoli Submarine, Short Film: Undeadicated (writer), Unwanted Friend (co-writer), The Beehive.


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Angela Staples
0425 323 592


Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Road
Casula, 2170
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(02) 9824 1121
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