HENRY VI………the Wars of the Roses

‘When creating his highly detailed fantasy world, George R.R. Martin based much of Game of Thrones on medieval European history. In particular, Martin drew heavily from the Wars of the Roses’………………….

theatre@41 will perform one of Shakespeare’s most exciting plays that features the Duke of York, the warrior Queen Margaret, and a young Richard III. The play contains virtually every device used by Shakespeare from conjuring spirits, to a lying politician who leads a revolution, battle scenes, love scenes and heartbreak, political intrigue, assassination, and trial by combat.

All aspiring actors need Shakespeare on their cv, so come and be part of theatre@41 and join in this amazing summer youth project in the year Shakespeare takes central stage in York.

Workshops will be held on April 21 and 26 @41monkgate. The free introductory workshops will give you the opportunity to get to know the play and the director, learn fun approaches to Shakespeare and to this play specifically.  Anyone who wants a speaking role will get one.

The project will take place from August 6-18 (2 weeks) finishing with two performances in the John Cooper Studio @41monkgate and one on the Wagon Stage outside the pop-up Rose Theatre. Over the course of the two weeks, participants will play lots of theatre games, learn professional approaches to Shakespeare’s texts and the basics of stage combat.

theatre@41 has secured a fantastic director – Ben Prusiner from the USA.

Ben has Directed off-Broadway in New York and has Lots of youth theatre experience of all ages, both devising original plays and performing Shakespeare with young people, on both coasts of the US.

Since moving to York, Ben has directed acclaimed productions of King Lear & Henry VIII for the York Shakespeare Project, Ben Jonson’s Volpone for the International Shakespeare Festival, and most recently A Yorkshire Tragedy at Friargate Theatre.

www.benprusiner.com

The Summer project is open to young people age 14-19 with a fee of £175.00. We have a hardship fund to make sure no-one is excluded because of the fee.

Rehearsals will take place from 10.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday with performances on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening in the final week @41monkgate and in the Shakespeare Village outside the Rose Theatre.

For further information and times of free workshops on April 21 and 26 please contact 41monkgate@gmail.com

 

Events

August 17, 2018
8:00 pm
John Cooper Studio
YORK
not on sale yet
August 18, 2018
5:00 pm
Shakespeare Village
YORK
Free street theatre
August 18, 2018
8:00 pm
John Cooper Studio
YORK
not on sale yet