Esplanade Presents | Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts


Adapting Shakespeare – A Workshop

Atul Kumar (India)
20 Nov 2017Mon
4hrs (including breaks)
Esplanade Annexe Studio
Advisory: Recommended for audiences aged 13 years and above.
The workshop is targeted at regular theatre practitioners and students with at least 3-5 years of acting or directorial experience.
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When it comes to adapting Shakespeare for a contemporary audience, two of the greatest hurdles are translating the language and interpreting the text.

In this workshop led by acclaimed director Atul Kumar, go hands-on and explore ways to adapt Shakespeare plays in an unconventional way. Through simple exercises, Atul shares insight on how to interpret the language, make sense of the scenes in a wider context, as well as explore the use of space, movement and sound to tell the story differently.

Try out devised theatre techniques and improvisation, use different languages and sounds (even gibberish), and pick up some contemporary dance moves. Make the text your own with these techniques and put some fun into your next Shakespeare adaptation.

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