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MA Theatre Practice Residency at the Shakespeare’s Globe

Posted by jgprimro

10 May 2024

In early May 2024, the students of the MA Theatre Practice (Training & Performance Pathway) took up a week-long residency at The Globe.

Their course consisted of acting, voice and movement classes, alongside tours of the buildings, lectures, performances and a Q&A with Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes.

The MA Theatre Practice has a longstanding relationship with The Globe and the annual residency of our students at the theatre culminates the intensive psychophysical training undertaken at the University of Exeter.

This year’s students commented:

  • ‘Diving into acting, stage combat, and clowning was epic, and performing Shakespeare at the Sam Wanamaker? Absolutely legendary!’ -Vidhya
  • ‘This unforgettable experience, working with professionals, is something that not only gives professional but also personal growth. A unique opportunity to expand not only knowledge, but also to gain personal techniques and perspectives from people who have been working in this environment for a long time. Such adventures leave their mark on the soul forever’ – Yeva
  • ‘The movement class with Gabrielle Moleta was rich and powerful. Excellent preparation for physically and emotionally feeling our way into the space of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. She was truly inspiring!’ – Fiona
  • ‘I truly valued the beautiful experience at the Globe residency. The venues/spaces were breathtakingly elegant, all classes were fun, interesting and engaging. I particularly loved stage combat and the clowning sessions. All the staff were lovely and very welcoming and inclusive’ – Genny
  • ‘I have learnt a lot these days in the Globe. I especially liked stage combat and interpreting Shakespeare. All in all, these days were really rewarding!’ -Yong Ping
  • ‘Being able to learn from these accomplished artists at the Globe was such an incredible experience. Indoor playing, voice, and movement training, particularly in the exquisite space of Sam Wanamaker, drilled down the deeper levels of Shakespearean works and stimulated another way of thinking.’ -Yuxi

The residency is organised by MATP course director Prof Konstantinos Thomaidis and the Higher Education team at the Globe, with support from the Communications, Drama & Film Department of the University of Exeter.

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