Masterclass and Panel Discussion
Shakespeare in Performance
Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall, Simon Russell Beale, and Professor Michael Dobson lead an exploration into Shakespeare performance, featuring a new edition of Hamlet by Arden.
Join us for an early evening event celebrating theatre at Homerton College, with Fellows, alumni and current students.
The evening will focus on Shakespeare, beginning with a launch of the new Arden Shakespeare Performance Editions. This will be introduced by series editors Professor Michael Dobson, Simon Russell Beale, and Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall (Associate Fellow of Homerton College). The launch event will give an insight into preparing Shakespeare’s texts for rehearsal and performance, and will include a masterclass with celebrated actor Simon Russell Beale and current Homerton students, working on scenes from the Arden Shakespeare Performance Edition of Hamlet.
The second part of the event will take the form of a panel, chaired by playwright and Associate Fellow of Homerton College, Steve Waters, with alumni of the college discussing their experiences of working with Shakespeare in a professional context since graduation. The panel will feature Sarah Gordon, founder and artistic director of the Young Shakespeare Company; Sam Yates (theatre director, whose work includes Cymbeline at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Ellie Nunn (actress, recently Viola in Grassroots Shakespeare London‘s production of Twelfth Night as part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations).
The event will be followed by refreshments in the Great Hall.