Shakespeare for Actors – Comedy


Day course

John Hartoch

24 March 2020


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An ideal way to celebrate the Bard’s birthday with an investigation of the practical challenges and opportunities for the actor when performing in Shakespeare’s comedies with particular reference to Twelfth Night. This course is ideal for keen, amateur actors.

This course will look at Twelfth Night and focus on not only the text, but the practical skills required when acting in Shakespeare’s comedies. Throughout the course scenes will be chosen to work on in detail, emphasising the non-academic, practical skills required. Students will need a copy of Twelfth Night and a basic, working knowledge of the play.

Accomodation can be booked, subject to availability
Tuesday 24 March
DISCOUNT OF 10% FOR New Tutor introduction if booked by 31 March 2020

Tutor information

John Hartoch Taught acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for 35 years, latterly as Head of Acting Courses. Over the years John adapted and directed various texts for stage including Kipling’s Jungle Book (published by Samuel French), Arabian Nights, Canterbury Tales and The Three Musketeers. John directed Bristol Old Vics Theatre School annual tours of the South West and, more recently the yearly Shakespeares at the Redgrave Theatre, Bristol. John co-founded and performed with The Company of Strangers – re-telling mythic tales from Wales and Ireland.