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Shakespeare in the Present

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A six-hour masterclass with acclaimed master acting teaching Patsy Rodenburg, the film explores her unique approach to voice and acting and her highly sought-after techniques and exercises in Movement, Speech, Body, and Vocal Warm-up.

“The best thing you can possibly have is a class with Patsy.” Dame Judi Dench

“Patsy Rodenburg wants to free your voice so that you can express yourself fully and honestly.” Sir Ian McKellen

This masterclass provides:

  • Powerful physical and vocal warm-ups for actors of all levels
  • Detailed, one-on-one analysis of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues
  • Hours of private coaching with actors of various skill levels, from Shakespeare beginners to established film and television performers

A private lesson for actors and students:

  • Patsy works one-on-one with actors performing speeches from Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, and many more
  • Techniques come to life through work with actors at all levels, including renowned actors Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth), Lynn Cohen (Munich, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Jay O. Sanders (Revolutionary Road, Green Lantern), and others

Pair with other masterclass material, playtexts, critical texts and filmed performances including: