Course: Interpretation Of Shakespeare And Contemporary Texts for actors

Are you interesting in acting? Deafinitely Theatre are offering a 12-week course split into 3 modules with the aim of increasing your confidence in working with Shakespeare and modern text.

Deafinitely Theatre have partnered with RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) to offer professionally led accessible acting training. The Hub is aimed at Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing artists who use British Sign Language aged 18+.


Location: Online
Price: £35
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Dates: Wednesday, 5 May 2021 –  Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Number of weeks: 12 Every Wednesday

Deafinitely Theatre is the first deaf launched and deaf led professional theatre company in the UK producing quality bilingual theatre in British Sign Language and spoken English.

his course is open to actors of all abilities 
Suitable for fluent BSL users and /or have at least level 4/6.   
Places are limited

If you are on low income and can not afford the course fees, a limited number of bursaries are available to provide this course for free.

01. Shakespeare

Led by Nadia Nadarajah, you will explore how stories, lexicons and timelines contribute to a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. You will look at the use of Shakespeare in contemporary art forms and the role his stories have played in the recreations and interpretation of the text. You will explore the language of Shakespeare through meaning and how to translate it into the visual poetic language of BSL.

02. Modern Text

This module led by Ilan Dwek will look at modern plays and work with monologues. You will learn how to avoid certain pitfall in translating from modern English into BSL such as resisting the overpowering nature of English form over visual expression.

03. Auditioning

The last 2 sessions will be led by RADA’s Associate Director and Chair of Audition Panel, Nona Shepphard. This will be a chance to put theory into practice learning audition technique. If you have already attended the Audition Technique module on previous Hub courses, this is optional.

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