with Edward Foy
with Edward Foy
Office Hours: 10am to 2pm Monday to Thursday
300 - 2912 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6K 2G8
Classical Fools and Lovers Intensive
An Introduction to Shakespeare and Clown.
* This class requires a five-night commitment.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
Touchstone, As You Like It.
Instructor: Edward Foy
Where: Railtown Actors Studio, 155 East Pender, Vancouver
When: July 23 to July 27, 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Total Cost: $445 (GST incl)
Deposit: $245 (GST incl.)
Payments: A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure a place in the class. The remaining $245 is due on the first day of class, July 23rd.
Five evenings of play with the works of William Shakespeare as our plaything, exploring classical text through the eyes of the Clown. Actors will work through a series of clown-based exercises, heightening their sense of physical freedom and power, and to practice truly seeking to live in the moment. Freed from the need to be "right" or to "succeed", the actor / clown re-learns how to listen and play.
Paired with this creative state comes the challenge of Shakespeare. Classical text is often thought of as a cerebral challenge which freezes actors up physically, emotionally and creatively. Through Clown, perhaps we can begin to thaw that sensation and rediscover the beauty and power of well written text.
To create is to discover. Through purposeful play, and guided by joy, we will play with the sacred and the profane - to see our text as a form for the artist to play within -rather than a limit to our creative expression.
Come and seek what is the human in us all, from behind the mask of a fool.