Free Shakespeare’s First Folio Master Class with LAMDA’s Rodney Cottier-FULL


Co-hosted by Seattle Shakespeare Company and Theatre Puget Sound

Rodney Cottier, Head of the Drama School at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art will be in Seattle to give a once in-a-lifetime FREE Master Class on Shakespeare’s First Folio. This practical, interactive workshop covers the history of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; explores questions of Elizabethan staging in contemporary performance; delves into Shakespeare’s First Folio; and uses these discussions to approach Shakespeare’s text by working select scenes from the complete plays, with special attention to the opening of King Lear.

Interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun, this class runs 3 hours and is geared to all levels of experience, with something in it for everyone – from those just starting out, to old pros.

About Rodney Cottier:
Rodney has thirty-one year’s experience as a stage director and teacher of stage combat, acting and text at LAMDA, where he has directed twenty-five plays from Shakespeare’s canon. He has also taught in the US as a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut and Citrus College, Los Angeles, as well as conducting an annual workshop tour of top North American universities (to date he has visited twenty-seven states), focusing on Shakespeare’s First Folio.

As a fight director, Rodney has worked at Shakespeare’s Globe as Master-of-Fight, choreographing several productions including Mark Rylance’s Hamlet, as well as at the Royal Opera House, English and Welsh National Opera, the National Theatre Studio and many regional theatres.


As space is limited to 75 participants, please do not register for this event if there is a chance you won’t be able to attend.

Register Here:

When: Date: October 17, 2012

Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Time: 10:00 pm

Where: Theatre4 (4th Floor of Armory at Seattle Center)

Price: Free!

Come Prepared: No special preparation is required, but if they can, participants should please bring copies of Shakespeare’s complete works, any edition.

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