David Hall - Workshops and Showshttp://www.davidhall.info/
 

Sound - Rhythm - Speeches - Metaphors - Drama !


David runs hugely impactful, highly successful Shakespeare Masterclasses adaptable to suit all ages and abilities - demystifying Shakespeare’s amazing works and words, bringing them to life and making them accessible and highly enjoyable for all.

Shakespeare workshops for schools, colleges and beyond..!

Amazing and Dynamic Shakespeare Masterclasses


David loves running Shakespeare workshops

and can guarantee

Passion, Fun, a Great Depth of Insights

and an Unforgettable Day..!


To discuss possibilities

call David on 07973 429 716

email him at

davidshall@mac.com

“David has been a wonder - I highly recommend him!”
Marie Callinan, Cowes Enterprise College
“A pure clinic in Shakespearean Acting.”
Andrew Hamm, Richmond Shakespeare Company, VA, USA
“David is absolutely brilliant - in the largest sense of the word !”
Steven Holt, Teacher, Performer, Facilitator, Boston USA

Background:


David draws on his wide and long experience as a Professional Actor as well as professional workshop leader and facilitator in Executive Presence courses globally.

He has performed for the National Theatre in London’s West End and worked with Shakespeare extensively at Shakespeare’s Globe, The Duke’s Theatre Lancaster, The Original Shakespeare Company,  The English Shakespeare Company, Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre and more. 


His hugely successful Shakespeare Workshops and Masterclasses will inspire and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.



The Workshops:


David’s workshops are dynamic, energetic and unforgettable..!


He will work with you to design something ideal for your participants, whatever their levels and needs.  The workshops can be designed around specific texts or draw on examples from a full range of Shakespeare’s work.


They’re interactive, great fun and highly engaging.  They can also be performance-based, if you wish.  David’s workshops are not only inspiring and valuable for students, but make terrific CPD sessions too.


David is also very happy to work on existing speeches, projects and productions, Shakespearean or otherwise 

as well as provide general Drama workshops.


Challenging, dynamic and great fun,

David’s Shakespeare Workshops and Masterclasses are

an unmatchable resource..!


David’s Shakespeare workshops can also be combined with a fabulous extract from a genuine Mummers’ play of Robin Hoode,

based on his experience with

The Lion’s Part


For details of this fabulous Robin Hoode Scene click here..!

Some Evaluations:



Stepping in with just two days’ notice, due to another provider withdrawing at the last minute, in October 2014 David ran two Full Shakespeare Days - for 180 Y10 and 75 Y9 students at the Cowes Enterprise Academy on the Isle of Wight.


It was deemed a great success and from these two days the

universally positive teachers’ comments included:



“Excellent communication throughout.  David has been a wonder: I highly recommend him!”


“Students were entertained and educated without knowing it !” 


“David responded to the specification and gave the students Confidence”


“Invaluable - made the plays understandable and accessible”


“Students were enthralled”


“David did an outstanding job of teaching pupils how Shakespeare uses language

- ideal for performance and essay work"


“Language is always a tough aspect of writing essays.  

David gave some brilliant pointers and ideas to consider”


“Students were able to access Shakespeare at their own levels” 


“Great to hear Shakespeare being quoted by kids at break.!”


“Great preparation for controlled assessments”


“David was incredibly versatile and really opened up Shakespeare for the students.  

Good CPD for teachers too.”




And the students’ experiences:



"Seeing Shakespeare in a new light and understanding it !”


“Excellent turn-around from unwillingness to taking part enthusiastically”


“Understanding of the words and stories means they will be able to work on the plays so much more effectively.”

Challenging, dynamic and great fun, David’s Shakespeare Masterclasses are

an unmatchable resource..!

Thanks again for delivering such valuable sessions.  It was such a pleasure to meet and work with you. I will definitely promote your work amongst colleagues here and keep the opportunity of working with you again secure in my mind.

Marie Callinan, Cowes Enterprise College 
"Thank you so much . So much dedication, energy, hootspah and confidence. You gathered all the children into the palm of your hand and tutored, nurtured, tantalised, teased, supported and most crucially ignited within them - the muse of fire...!
Long live words!"

Verity Hewlett, Keir Hardie Primary, Newham, London
New for 2015

Choral Speaking Workshops


David will bring to life a speech or range of speeches, involving a whole class in their delivery, setting the moods and delving into the history and traditions of choral speaking.  These can be from Shakespeare or any other play.

At the end of the workshop each class will have a performance piece of their own in development, which they can perform to each other or develop and work on further, building team-work, expressiveness, full engagement and far deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s amazing works.

Some years ago, the UK Government announced that by the end of their schooling each pupil should have studied at least one Shakespeare play.  A commentator replied “I disagree!  They shouldn’t study them - they should see them, experience them or best of all be in them..!” 

In one day David can ignite this process in an unforgettable workshop..!

David will be happy to work on whatever speech you wish.  
Current recommendations include

“Oh, for a Muse of Fire..!”
“Now is the Winter of our Discontent...”
“Through the Forest have I gone” (Puck)
and
“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow”


"Thank you so much.  So much dedication, energy, hootspah and confidence. You gathered all the children into the palm of your hand and tutored, nurtured, tantalised, teased, supported and most crucially ignited within them - the muse of fire...!
Long live words!"

Verity Hewlett re David’s Choral-speaking workshops at 
Keir Hardie Primary School, Newham, London


Bring the speech to life with your pupils fully engaged...!