Vienna Shakespeare offers open-enrolment acting classes and workshops, in which you learn how to perform Shakespeare's works in their original English.
All our classes are taught in English by the American actor, opera singer and teacher, Catrina Poor.
Enrolment is open to students of all ages and levels of experience.
Acting classes & workshops
Learn how to develop a fully rounded Shakespearean character, and recognise the clues that Shakespeare left for you in his text. We'll focus on connecting with the characters in a natural and organic way that lets you perform with honesty, integrity and truth. You choose what you want to work on each week, so we're able to delve into the acting technique, historical context and emotional undercurrents of the Shakespeare roles you most want to explore.
What can you expect?
The focus of this class is to perform Shakespeare's plays and sonnets on our feet, without treating it like a formal or an academic exercise. You'll learn how to make Shakespeare come to life - and enjoy the thrill of performing his best works!
In this masterclass, you'll always be working directly with the teacher and the group, getting individual feedback based on your performance, your questions and your comfort level.
You'll learn how to make decisions about the characters emotions, how to deal with Shakespeare's heightened and poetic language, and how to use your body and your voice on stage. I'll help you discover your unique perspective within each character, and address the challenges that are specific to each scene.
You're invited to bring whichever scenes and sonnets most interest you, whether it's Hamlet or Juliet, Caesar or Cassio. Our casting is unlimited by gender, age or type - every part is up for grabs. Of course, you're also encouraged to collaborate with the other actors in the class!
There is no age limitation to this course, but be advised that adult themes will be explored. We are after all, dealing with Shakespeare's greatest works! The course will be taught in English.
Get in touch
Saturdays 12h - 14h
Saturdays 12 - 14h
30. April - 21. May
Saturdays 12 - 14h
4 sessions per class
Maximum 9 participants
MusikQuartier, 1060 Vienna
All participants are required to bring a negative (within 24 hours) PCR Covid test to each session
All participants are required to be fully vaccinated, or recovered (2G)
Classes are held in the spacious, well-ventilated rehearsal areas of the MusikQuartier.