Dive into Shakespeare’s Sonnets!

Speech Studies

Dive into Shakespeare’s Sonnets!

When people say Shakespeare, do you cringe? Do your eyes glaze over and you feel sleepy? Do you scream, What relevance does this Dead White Male have for me? Do you give up because his words and language are hard to understand? We get it.

We’re not gonna lie, it takes some effort. But so does anything worth doing. Once you feel the power of his words as you utter them, the game changes.

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the timeless beauty and profound depth of Shakespeare’s sonnets? Join us for a fun, immersive experience using you as the study material.

Here are five compelling reasons why you won’t want to miss out:

1. Literary Appreciation & Theatrical Tradition: Immerse yourself in the intricacies of Shakespeare’s language, themes, and poetic techniques, so you can speak to Shakespeare like a BOSS.

2. Exploring Themes of Love and Desire: Delve into the universal themes of love, desire, beauty, and mortality explored in his sonnets. Discover how these themes resonate in YOU.

3. Developing Interpretive Skills: Sharpen your interpretive skills. Learn to confidently break down poetry, as we unravel the subtle nuances of Shakespeare’s text. Easier to DO.

4. Enhancing Performance Abilities: Explore vocal delivery, pacing, and emotional expression. Expand and refine your performance skills. Make Shakespeare your OWN.

5. Cultural and Historical Context: Gain a deeper appreciation for the historical context in which Shakespeare lived and wrote. The parallels beat the differences, looking from NOW.

The multifaceted benefits of engaging with Shakespeare’s works manifest: whether for personal enrichment, career advancement, or sheer love of the big baaad Bard.

Don’t miss this chance to engage with Shakespeare’s sonnets in a dynamic and interactive workshop setting.

Whether you’re a seasoned Shakespeare enthusiast, or new to his works, there’s something for everyone in this exploration of literary brilliance and artistic expression.

Your guide, William S. is a passionate practioner of these Sonnets.

Join us and unlock the transformative power of Shakespeare’s words!

Tutor: William Sutton​

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William Sutton acted and acts in theatres, in film and TV, on green screen, on location, for seminars, through corporate role-plays, at readings, upon diverse improv & comedy podia, gives Sonnet workshops in schools and universities, and even directed a one-act play. He is a theatre animal and a dedicated self-study student, always circling the ideas incorporating what it takes to give a good performance, whether improvised or rehearsed.

He mastered Shakespearean English by learning and memorizing all the Sonnets of Shakespeare. Sutton attended the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford on Avon to quench his desire to learn more. He joined the Passion in Practice ensemble of Ben Crystal in 2010 and toured with them until 2018. His passion for Shakespeare has only grown over the 30+ years studying and working with his words. By extension any other writer worth their salt.

He also loves the study of accents and dialects; and uses the International Phonetic Alphabet where necessary. Writers write and actors interpret and resurrect what they write. The connecting factor is words in ink becoming puffs of sound and air in speech. There’s where the adventure begins.

His classes can be bitter, salty, sweet, sour, or savoury. Something for every ones taste. Umami, don’t believe me, ask around.

Space is limited, so secure your place today and
embark on a journey of discovery with us!

Dive into Shakespeare’s Sonnets!

Dates: Sunday March 24, 2024.
Times: 1pm – 6pm
Fee: €100

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