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Hamlet: Claudius and Gertrude
Hamlet: Claudius and Gertrude

Duration: 02:22

Actors Patrick Stewart and Penny Downie discuss the charcters of Claudius and Gertrude from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' and the background to their relationship.

 
Hamlet: Claudius' guilt
Hamlet: Claudius' guilt

Duration: 01:33

'Oh my offence is rank!' Actor Patrick Stewart discusses the prayer scene from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Ophelia's madness
Hamlet: Ophelia's madness

Duration: 03:01

Director Gregory Doran and actress Mariah Gale discuss Ophelia's madness in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Polonius and family
Hamlet: Polonius and family

Duration: 01:54

'Neither a borrower nor a lender be...' Actor Oliver Ford Davies explores Polonius' speech and what the ensuing scene can reveal about the character's relationship with Ophelia and Laertes in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: the mother and son relationship
Hamlet: the mother and son relationship

Duration: 05:38

Actors Penny Downie and David Tennant discuss the 'closet' scene from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: the rehearsal process
Hamlet: the rehearsal process

Duration: 03:31

Director Gregory Doran discusses the ensemble approach in his 2008 RSC production of 'Hamlet'.

 
Making physical choices
Making physical choices

Duration: 07:22

Actors at the Soho Theatre in London explore the effects of body language and the use of space. We see a range of ways to explore status and relationship.

 
Physical theatre - ensemble and Interaction
Physical theatre - ensemble and Interaction

Duration: 07:10

Actors from Frantic Assembly work with their director. They show how physical theatre builds, takes shape and tells a story.

 
Playing with emotions
Playing with emotions

Duration: 07:22

Actors from Cardboard Citizens experiment with emotions in a series of rehearsal exercises. We see a wide range of acting possibilities and the results of their choices.

 
Playing with objectives and obstacles
Playing with objectives and obstacles

Duration: 07:14

Actors from Shared Experience work with their director. We see physical experiment and techniques in rehearsal exploring how a character's thoughts affect movement.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 6 - rehearsals
Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 6 - rehearsals

Duration: 03:38

Young actors are taken to Coventry Cathedral to rehearse Act 2 Scene 6 from William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' where the friar agrees to marry the couple.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 4 Scene 3 - Juliet's speech
Romeo and Juliet: Act 4 Scene 3 - Juliet's speech

Duration: 02:54

Juliet's speech from Act 4 Scene 3 of 'Romeo and Juliet' - before she drinks the poison - is rehearsed. Advice is give on the delivery of the speech and a 'final production' of the scene is also included.

 
Romeo and Juliet: connecting with the audience
Romeo and Juliet: connecting with the audience

Duration: 03:35

The cast of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' practise lines from the play in an auditorium and are told about the importance of connecting with the audience.

 
Romeo and Juliet: finding Inspiration for the final scene
Romeo and Juliet: finding Inspiration for the final scene

Duration: 04:15

Actor Adrian Lester visits a crypt with students who are playing Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's play to help them visualise the final scene.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Juliet in Act 4 Scene 1
Romeo and Juliet: Juliet in Act 4 Scene 1

Duration: 02:59

The character of Juliet in Act 4 Scene 1 from William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is examined. Includes a rehearsal of the scene and a 'final production.'

 
Romeo and Juliet: the first meeting
Romeo and Juliet: the first meeting

Duration: 03:36

Extracts from William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' - Act 1 Scene 5 and Act 2 Scene 2. Includes discussion with the lead characters about how Romeo and Juliet feel when they first meet.

 

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