Courses for Actors


Acting Shakespeare from Cues Unit 1: As Cue Like It

January 12th 2021

The first step in acting Shakespeare from cues only, as his own actors did. Plunge into the world where text meets improv...

For all those searching for a way to find freedom & fun in Shakespeare. Join this two hour game-changing workshop covering acting acting Shakespeare from cues only - using the cued part technique used by Shakespeare's own actors - with all the revelations of working from First Folio text as an added bonus!

Open to all levels of experience, participants only need to bring their willingness to listen and experiment, like Shakespeare's actors did!



Acting Shakespeare from Cues Unit 3: Much A-Cue About Character

January 26th 2021

A two hour masterclass in finding & using Shakespeare's text structures to shape character & inform performance

Taught by Shakespeare powerhouse & Zoom-acting expert Valentina Vinci, this is two hours of pure gold for any actor aiming to improve & polish their in-depth characterisation & text skills.

Invest in this workshop, & save yourself a lot of coaching costs in the future...



Acting Shakespeare from Cues Unit 2: All's Well That Cues Well

January 19th 2021

Unit 2 dives deeper into hidden secrets of self-direction, including You & Thou, prose v poetry, & the secret game-changer: Repeated Cues.

Taught by Shakespeare powerhouse Georgia Andres, this two hour workshops offers that opportunity to get to grips with the valuable interpretive information hidden in classical text. A character switches pronoun, so what? Here's where you find out what! And stand by to be interrupted by the concealed gold-mine of moments created by Repeated Cues...



Acting Shakespeare from Cues Unit 4: Meter, for Meter

February 2nd 2021

Two hours to learn everything you ever wanted or needed to know about Shakespeare's rhythm & how it can help to inform an actor.

Taught by Shakespeare statesman, Mark Cassidy, this is your opportunity to see through the mysteries & complexities of Shakespeare's line rhythms (what is iambic pentameter anyway, & how could it possibly help an actor?)

Two hours to learn about identifying rhythm, working with different syllable counts & line lengths, & applying them to moments or creating character & drama. Essential skills for any actor - a real investment in text skills!


Georgia Andrews

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Georgia Andrews is an actor with a deep love of Shakespeare spanning multiple continents and an ‘infinite variety’ of characters including Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Lucio in Measure for Measure and Lady Anne in Richard III for Shake-Scene’s online season. She combines over six years’ professional playing with an RSC certificate in Teaching Shakespeare to help you bring his words to life, and is delighted to be sharing the magic of cue based acting on the 19th. 

Mark Cassidy

Mark is an actor with more than 20 years’ experience in small-scale touring, educational, interactive and site-specific theatre, as well as in film. With his wife, he co-founded Boo to a Goose Theatre and continues to write, direct and perform with the company.

As a workshop facilitator, Mark delivers professional development for actors with Exeter Meisner Workshop, Equity Devon & Cornwall, Creative Culture South West and Shake-scene Shakespeare, as well as for adults with learning disabilities with Magic Carpet (Arts for Health). 

A qualified teacher, he gained a scholarship to train in acting at ALRA, subsequently continuing his professional development studying the Meisner Technique with the Impulse Company and Moment to Moment Acting, and Shakespeare in Performance with Patrick Tucker, and the Globe Studio.  



Lizzie is a qualified and experienced English teacher (PGCE, Secondary English from Oxford University; BA Hons from Hull University, MA from Leeds University), with 18 years’ experience as a private tutor. She has also built up 25 years’ experience as a professional actress and teacher of acting. Besides teaching, Lizzie is also currently researching for a part-time PhD at the Shakespeare Institute, all based on the acting from cues only work that is her greatest love. She is an expert in interpreting, speaking and performing Shakespeare, with a deep-seated passion for the theatre and all things theatrical.

Larissa Oates

Having graduated from Drama Studio in 2015 I have continued to explore the amazing work of the cue-scripted method and jumped at the opportunity to join Shake-Scene Shakespeare and their education team. Nothing is more exciting than discovering something new in his language that you believe you are so familiar with. I am an avid fantasy reader and long distant walker, but can also be found enjoying the magic of live theatre in London’s West End [pre & post Covid.]

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Valentina is a professional actor with over 18 years experience in the industry. After graduation from International Acting School La Cometa in Rome in 2013. She was chosen to represent Italy in the 2015 International Actors Fellowship at Shakespeare's Globe in London. She is a keen shakespearean performer with over 30 productions in her CV, a partner of Shake-Scene Shakespeare,  and a founding member of the International Actors' Ensemble. She is also an experienced AV technician and Live Broadcast operator both for theatre companies and for corporate realities.


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