2010 Creative Program

2010 Creative Program
Download the Creative Program PDF here, or skip straight to details of each of our 2010 events in the list below:
February - June 2010

2010 Youth Shakespeare Festival
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...

Location: Your School, Your Region & Sydney Metro (State Final)
February - June 2010
Invite your students to explore one or more of Shakespeare's plays by doing their own thing in the following categories: Scene, Duologue, Mash-up ( mash together text, music, movement to create an individual take), Movement & Dance, Set or Costume Design and Photography.
Students progress through school and regional festivals concluding in the State Festival Celebration held in Sydney in July. Selected students will be chosen to be part of the KING JOHN production in October
Recommended for Yrs 7 – 12
Member School: $50
Non-member School: $125


May/June 2010

"You could for a need study a speech of some dozen or sixteen lines, which I would set down and insert in’t, could you not?"
Hamlet II i

Speak the Speech...

Making sense of HAMLET*

Location: Your School – double classroom/drama room or similar
May/June 2010

This two hour hands-on workshop, delivered in-schools, is designed to let your students discover Shakespeare’s language without fear. Focusing on HAMLET and using demonstrations and practical exercise students can understand and harness the power of the language of the play and how it reveals character and themes

Although the study of Shakespeare is often placed in the category of literature, it is important to remember that Shakespeare was a man of the theatre with his works being spoken before they were printed. Speak the Speech…will allow students to explore Word, Line, Speech, Scene and Act though seeing and hearing and then exploring Hamlet by “speaking the speech” rather than just reading it.

With demonstrations of the text in action, this workshop focuses on various aspects of the mechanics and dramatic clues of Shakespeare’s language. This leads into textual and dramatic exploration by the students, on their feet, enabling them to discover how the language shapes character, meaning and influences response. Their imaginative investigation will highlight for them the collaborative and diverse nature of theatre. Selected texts will also reflect some of the themes of Shakespeare’s best known play.

Speak the Speech…will help years 10 – 12 English and Drama Students lift the words from the page to the stage in a way that will support aims of their respective syllabi. Although Hamlet is the focus of this workshop, the knowledge gained from this experience will be useful in the study of any Shakespeare play.

For all bookings, maximum group size is 30 students per two-hour session. For larger bookings parallel workshops will be arranged.

In assoc with Actors College of Theatre and Television - Australia's leading independent college for the performing arts.

For more details please download
the Speak the Speech... informational PDF
Recommended for Yrs 10-12 Drama and English Students

Assoc. Member School: $350
Non Member Schools: $420

Length: 2 Hours (or double period if preferable)
Max Number of students: 30 Students per session
Min number of students: 10 Students per session

*other texts available on request N.b Max 30 Students per session

*Additional workshops can also be tailored to fit a school’s particular need. Previous workshops have included “Clowning in Shakespeare”, “Stage Combat and Character Choices,” “Designing Shakespeare,” “Music in Shakespeare” as well as focus on aspects of specific plays. These can be designed and discussed with The Shakespeare Centre’s artistic team.


April - May 2010

As You Like It - Major Production

In the Forest of Arden, banished lovers, Rosalind and Orlando, become entangled in a game of love, lust and mistaken identity. Away from the repressive world of the court, traditional rules of romance, gender, nature and politics are broken. This new production of As You Like It will bring the passion and lyricism of one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies to Sydney’s Cleveland Street Theatre from April 19 – May 8, 2010.

Location: The Cleveland St Theatre, Cleveland St, Surry Hills (Near Central)
Tuesday 20 April – Sat 8 May, 2010

Full Performance Schedule:(inc school performances)
Week of April 19:
  • Tuesday - 7:30pm - Preview
  • Wednesday - 7:30pm - Preview
  • Thursday - 10:30am
  • Friday - 11:00 am & 7:30pm
  • Saturday - 7:30pm
Week of April 26 & May 3:
  • Tuesday - 11:00am
  • Wednesday - 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Thursday - 11:00am
  • Friday - 7:30pm
  • Saturday - 7:30pm
Recommended for Yrs 8 – 12
HSC Set Text. Area of Study: Belonging


Previews $25
Full Price: $36
Concession: $30
Shakespeare Centre Members: $25
All prices are inclusive of GST . Booking Fees may apply

You can book by Phone on 02 9213 4508
Or through the secure online booking site here

Schools should click here to download the booking form

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The Shakespeare Centre is supported by the
Department of Education and Training NSW