Talks and Workshops 2021

Facilitator: Ignacio García – Director of the Almagro International Classic Theatre Festival. Find out more here .

This 10-hour ONLINE workshop will be spread over a four week period between May and June, with a 2.5 hour session taking place every Thursday from 17:00 to 19:30 UK time:

  1. Introduction to Golden Age drama. (Thursday, 20th May, 17.00-19.30 UK time)
  2. Verse as language, and the basic rules. (Thursday, 27th May, 17.00-19.30 UK time)
  3. Intonation. (Thursday, 3rd June, 17.00-19.30 UK time)
  4. The relationship between poetry and performance: (Thursday, 10th June, 17.00-19.30 UK time)

What will we cover? Understanding the ideological, philosophical and aesthetic drivers of Golden Age Poetry and the wider context and conditions in which they were written and performed. The basic rules of verse: Rhythm patterns, external and internal metres, Rhyme, the value of consonants and the importance of pause.An analysis of grammatical structure to explore characters, events and actions.Poetry and Performance: Conveying textual meaning through gestures and action.

What will I achieve? By the end of this workshop, you will have sufficient knowledge about the specific conventions and codes of this genre and period to be able to faithfully perform or direct Spanish Golden Age Theatre.

What level is the workshop and do I need any particular skills? This course is aimed at professional actors and directors or students in the final stages of their studies, who already have stage experience as well as dominion over the Spanish Language.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class? The workshop will be an online virtual event Via Zoom (the access link will be given 3 days before the course)you will be able to access it through the links provided. Additional material will be provided.

Price: £80 / Early Birds £65 if you buy before 14th of April

Language: Spanish

Age: 18+