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Shakespeare Scene Study
Led by Royal Shakespeare Company Director Owen Horsley
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3 day / £123.00

Dates: November 17th, November 18th, November 19th
Location: Osmani Centre (Hall 2) 58 Underwood Road London E1 5AW
Time: 10.00 - 17.00

We are delighted to welcome back Royal Shakespeare Company Director Owen Horsley, for this fantastic 3 day workshop!!

This 3-day workshop moves away from the typical speech work and gives actors the opportunity to get their teeth into a scene (or two). Over the course of this workshop we will examine the scenes in depth and provide a safe space for everyone to fully explore and be brave.

We will approach the scenes through a number of exercises that cover language, rhetoric, movement, stakes, character and staging - all of which will give you new and varied ways to approach a scene in Shakespeare. We will revisit the scenes multiple times and each time new layers and methods will be added. There is no pressure to learn the text but as always the more familiar you are with the language the more in depth the work can go. 

We will focus on a collection of 2 hander scenes and one ensemble scene.

DAY ONE - On the page - finding clues on the page that help with character and  scene work

DAY TWO - Move the scene - working with a partner/groups to explore dynamic and staging 

DAY THREE - High stakes - moving towards the heightened nature of the scene and combining our work on language, movement and character.

Owen Horsley

Directing credits include Maydays by David Edgar (RSC), Hamlet (CSC, New York), Don Giovanni (LaMaMa, New York) Salome by Oscar Wilde (RSC) The Famous Victories of Henry V (RSC), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Garsington Opera), Henry V (Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Watermill Theatre).

Owen was Associate Director on the RSC King and Country Tour and worked with Artistic Director Gregory Doran on Richard II and Henry IV Part 1 and 2 and Henry V from 2013-16.

Owen is also an Associate Director for Cheek by Jowl. He was Assistant Director to Declan Donnellan on The Changeling (2006) Cymbeline (2007), Troilus and Cressida(2008), Macbeth (2009-11) and ‘Tis Pity she’s a Whore (2011-13) becoming Associate Director in 2010. Owen Co-Directed the 2013 Tour of Tis Pity.

Other directing credits include The Richard Project (American Academy), Alls Well That Ends Well (Stella Adler), The Two Noble Kinsmen (RWCMD) Outside on the Street (Edinburgh Fringe and Arcola) Antony and Cleopatra, Lysistrata, As you Like it (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Edward II (St Andrew's Crypt),  See What I See (St Clements Mental Hospital) and The Duchess of Malfi (Southwark Playhouse and UK Tour).

Owen created Bard City in 2016, which offers Shakespeare training in New York and London as well as presenting innovative versions of his plays.

Owen works extensively Internationally. He has led workshops in Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, USA, China and France. Owen’s first Spanish production, The Malcontent, opened at the Almagro Festival in August 2011 before transferring to Madrid. 

PLEASE NOTE: As per our Terms and Conditions the cancellation period for this workshop is 7 working days.




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