Amber Wolfe will be teaching at the upcoming summer session for the High School Intensives. She explains "Acting the Shakespearian Fight."
Any kind of physical fight within a play is simply an extension of the story. If your fight doesn’t help to tell they story, why have it in the play? In this week-long intensive we will be exploring both Shakespearian text and swordplay and how they intersect.
I’m a text geek. Once I learned that Shakespeare wrote so many little hints and helpers into his text I was really hooked. I use techniques from John Barton’s Playing Shakespeare to really explore text in a way that is useful to actors. How do we as actors help the audience to understand Shakespeare –or any complicated text?
Rapier/Single Sword work:
Training in basic sword safety, technique and learning/creating choreography. We’ll be using epee bladed rapiers. These are light swords and easy to work with for beginners. There’s nothing like havin’ a sword in your hand and knowin’ how to look cool using it!