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Shakespeare’s Deep Dive with Lizzie Hopley

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Producer:TOI TOI: Teatru Manoel's Learning & Participation Programme
Admission Age:18+
Venue:Studio Theatre
Price: €250


an Acting & Writing Experience

18 – 22 September 2023

10:00 – 13:00 | LUNCH | 14:00 – 17:00

Immerse yourself in five days of exploring Shakespeare from both an actor’s and writer’s perspective. Spend the morning rehearsing and performing Shakespeare’s finest work using tools from the RSC rehearsal room and playing text detective by following the clues he planted in his text to direct his actors. Then each afternoon, explore your own writing skills in practical exercises inspired by his work. Led by Royal Shakespeare Company actress and professional writer, Lizzie Hopley, the week will culminate in a showcase of your work at Teatru Manoel.

All levels of experience and ability are welcome. This intriguing week will offer an active and inclusive introduction to Shakespeare or a way to polish your own performance and writing skills using tips from the great bard himself.

Intermediate Level
Some experience of live performance is recommended.

Lizzie Hopley, BA (Hons) - actress, writer, RSC practitioner

Born in England, Lizzie studied at Manchester University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As a writer, her sitcom pilot Green, won Pozzitive Television’s’ Funny Dot Comp 2021 and her TV series Bloody Betty is currently in development with Showem Entertainment. Her radio plays include Salome (Drama on 3), The Elizabethan Beauty Law (Radio 4) and The Cenci Family (starring Sally Hawkins, nominated for a Sony Academy Award & a Richard Imerson 1st play award). Her debut theatre play Pramface was awarded the Plat de Jour at Edinburgh Festival 2005. She took a year out in 2017 to work full time as a comedian to create a blog: Diary of a Stand Up Virgin. As an actress, her notable TV and film work includes S3 of Brassic, Little Boy Blue (ITV), Luther (BBC), Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, Pierrepoint with Timothy Spall, The Thirteenth Tale with Vanessa Redgrave, The Day of the Triffids (with Dougray Scott & Eddie Izzard) and Randall & Hopkirk Deceased II. Recent theatre work includes an international tour of Tis Pity She’s a Whore with Cheek by Jowl and the RSC’s Roaring Girls Season.

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    Tutor:Lizzie Hopley
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