Workshops

Baz Education workshops that can be tailored to your requirements,
please see below for some recent sample workshops provided:

Language and Verse (Key Stage 3-5)

Objectives

  • To introduce students to Iambic Pentameter and Shakespearian language
  • To explore the structure of the verse (Iambic patterns, line endings, irregular beats)
  • To give the students confidence in speaking verse

To include:

  • Games to get the group alive to the room and playing together
  • Practical exploration of a Shakespeare scene using verse and rhythm exercises
  • Discussion of the 'rules' of verse and how we apply these rules as actors
  • Opportunity to rehearse the scene in groups and perform if desired
  • Debate about the 'conventional' way of approaching a scene vs. the alternative way we have discovered in the session

Approaching Scenes (Key Stage 3-5)

Objectives

  • To introduce an approach to rehearsing scenes that students can take away and apply independently
  • To give students confidence in performing and speaking text
  • To allow students to be creative and play

To include:

  • Games to get the group alive to the room and playing together
  • Exercises to allow them to start to identify what energy they are naturally bringing into a room
  • Exploration of alternative rehearsal tools, such as Statuses and Secrets
  • Opportunity to rehearse the scene in groups and perform if desired
  • Discussion of how they can take work from this session onwards to apply themselves

Language and Verse Workshops (Key Stage 2)

Objectives

  • To introduce Iambic Pentameter and Shakespearian language
  • To explore the rhythms of verse
  • To allow the class to be creative and play

To include:

  • Games to get the class focused
  • Rhythm games to explore Iambic Pentameter
  • Exercises to introduce unfamiliar Shakespearian words and language
  • Games to play with different ways of speaking small sections of text