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Sticks, Sonnets & Verse – Theatre Industry Workshop


Mon 22 May 2017, 9:30am–11:30am

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Circa Theatre

Bookings essential: (14 max) – Form on SGCNZ

Exploring the physicality, heart, and mechanics of Shakespeare, with an introduction to Original Pronunciation, the accent of the time. A morning with Ben Crystal, actor, producer, and artistic director of the internationally renowned original practices Shakespeare Ensemble, Passion in Practice.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and be prepared to move. No prep required.

Ben Crystal is a UK Actor/Writer/Producer who, with his father, David, has specialised in Original Pronunciation. In 2011 he performed the title role in the world contemporary premier of Hamlet in OP, and in 2012 he was the curator and creative director on a CD of Shakespeare in Original Pronunciation for the British Library. He is the artistic director of Passion in Practice and its Shakespeare Ensemble. Together they have performed staged readings of Macbeth, Henry V, and Dr Faustus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, and produced minimal rehearsal, cue-script rehearsed sold-out limited-runs of these plays in full production at a Wanamaker-like Loft in London.

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