• Shakespeare!

Shakespeare!

An 8 week advanced course on improvising plays in the style of Shakespeare!

With James Irving from Impromptu Shakespeare and Dreamweaver Quartet. Impromptu Shakespeare improvise an entirely new and improvised Shakespeare play every show. Impromptu Shakespeare are currently touring the UK including the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

William Shakespeare: the bard, England’s national poet, the world’s greatest dramatist. Surely you can’t just ‘make up’ Shakespeare? You absolutely can and it’s beautiful and hilarious in equal measure.

Together as a team you’ll be exploring topics like style, language, narrative, Shakespearean characters, word-play, sonnets, iambic pentameter, poetry, metaphor, tragedy, comedy and more.

We’ll be exploring Shakespeare’s plays and characters and using them to inspire new scenes and stories to help you uncover your inner Bard.

Most of all – it is going to be loads of fun improvising in the style of Shakespeare!

An advanced course suitable for people with previous long-form experience.

next available dates:

Dates: Every Thursday for 8 weeks from Thursday 15th September 2022. BOOK

Time: 7pm – 9pm each week.

Teacher: James Irving.

Price: £225. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £125 when the course starts.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 1st floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PF.

Tube: Liverpool Street or Moorgate.

 

An advanced course suitable for people with previous long-form experience.

James Irving

James is a member of Impromptu Shakespeare who improvise an entirely new and improvised Shakespeare play every show. Impromptu Shakespeare are currently touring the UK including the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

“They pull a seemingly authentic Bard play out of thin air!”
Fringe Review

“I’m still not sure how they did what they did. The play was so slick and hilarious, I forgot for moments that it was improvised.”
Pocket Size Theatre

“Ingenious and very funny.”
Will Gompertz – BBC Arts Editor

James Irving trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is a principal Baritone for Grim’s Dyke Opera.

He improvises in The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure, sings with musical ensembles Dreamweaver Quartet and The Concept and creates short absurdist plays and podcasts in duo James & I. He’s a founding member of Classic Andy and guests with international group Improbiotics Ltd.​

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