19 Jan 2014

John Godber Workshop

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John Godber Theatre Workshop

John Godber is well-known for his highly entertaining and stylised plays that are energetic, comedic and extremely appealing to the GCSE, AS and A-level students we work with. This interactive workshop session, usually lasting 2 hours, examines Godber’s early style and allows students to devise their own work with the techniques they pick up.

We explore and learn from a range of techniques, including:

  • Use of language and Choral Speaking.
  • Multi-role (playing a range of characters).
  • Direct address (Brechtian distancing techniques).
  • Stereotypical characterisation and creation.

This workshop includes:

  • An introduction to the works and style of John Godber including Bouncers, Teechers and Shakers.
  • An introduction to building a more stylised form of theatre that has Brechtian commentary, stereotypes, and multi-role.
  • Work in groups on a collection of John Godber texts.
  • Experiment using the Godber style for their own pieces or devising practice.

This workshop liberates participants from the conventional forms they are accustomed to, inducing dramatic expression. Everyone who takes part in this workshop is encouraged towards a more engaging and comedic style of performance. Above all, these workshops are great fun, have received fantastic feedback and ignite interest in other performance styles.

THIS WORKSHOP IS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND.

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