"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and
some have greatness thrust upon 'em."
Shakespeare's work delivers up some of the very best literary heroes and lovers in the world, so much so that it is almost impossible to decide which member of his pantheon is in fact, the best.
The Dire Theatre Company Heroes and Lovers workshop is an interactive forum wherein our actors present Shakespeare's heroes on stage with overviews and excerpts of their native texts. Our audience is then responsible for joining our hosts as they argue both for and against title of Exalted Hero for the characters in question.
The workshop is built around Augusto Boal's Forum Theatre model, and encourages the students to engage in genuine discussion about the characters and their texts, bringing in to question the broader themes of the works as well as deciding on who is and is not really a hero.
Download our info pack for details on pricing and the project.
Our actors come prepped with a menagerie of virtuous heroes and passionate lovers in their arsenal, however, the team can tailor the good/bad guy roster to suite the texts being studied at your school, just let us know and we will show up primed!
Fun and informal, the 'Heroes & Lovers' workshop is an hour of fun, interactive discourse and performance that engages audiences and encourages debate!