Acceptances are made in the third week of March. You will be contacted by phone and/or email. You will receive an acceptance package with: letter of acceptance, tuition invoice, health form, map of UBC campus and an artist contract.
You must read carefully and sign the Participant Contract, fill out the Health Form and send both back to us along with your tuition.
Note: If you have been accepted into the 3-week Masterclass, you will also need to send your choice of monologues, both Shakespearian and Contemporary, along with these forms. The Shakespeare monologue can be simply noted by character, act and scene number. However, please send a hard copy of the contemporary monologue.
Prior to arriving for the 5-week intensive, you will be expected to choose and memorize a Shakespeare sonnet. You will need to have it at your fingertips from the first day of the programme. You may choose any Shakespeare sonnet, except the following: 66, 126, 135, 145,152, 153, and 154. These are either not as robust or far too well known for our purposes.
You will also be expected to familiarize yourself with and read this year’s four plays. You will need to bring a copy of each of the four plays with you to the Voice Intensive. We ask that you please bring and work from THE ARDEN SHAKESPEARE EDITION. (Available in libraries, theatre book stores and through Amazon)
Here are some suggestions of reading which can also help you prepare for the work:
Voice: Linklater, Kristin. Freeing the Natural Voice (Revised and Expanded). Drama Publishers, 2006.
Physical Practice: Bertherat, Therese. The Body Has Its Reasons, Healing Arts Press, 1989
Shakespeare: Crystal, Ben. Shakespeare on Toast. Icon Books, Ltd, 2008.
Crystal, David. Shakespeare's Words (website): http://www.shakespeareswords.com
Sonnets Booth, Stephen. Shakespeare's Sonnets. New Haven: Yale Unlversity Press '77.
Prior to arriving for the 3 Week Masterclass, you will be expected to full prepare a monologue of your choice from one of this year's four plays, as well as a contemporary monologue of your choosing. Your choices should be new material as well as personally challenging. You will be asked to "perform" these monologues on your first day.
You will be assigned a scene from Shakespeare's canon. You will be advised at least one week prior to your beginning of this scene assignment and we ask that you prepare as much as possible, including beginning memorization.
If you have any questions, check back to this website for more information, or contact us for further assistance.