Baku, March 10, AZERTAC
British Council has announced a training programme for smaller theatre companies and theatre students, in partnership with ADO independent theatre group and students from the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts.
The training will be led by Niamh Dowling and Irina Brown from the Rose Bruford College UK and is designed for working theatre specialists and students from a directing, performance, and physical theatre background.
Devised work forms the foundation of the course, which focuses on some of the grand Shakespearean themes - Jealousy, Madness and Power. The group will use speeches from different Shakespeare plays as a starting point and an inspiration.
The course will end with a presentation of the work in progress, which will be staged and shared with an invited audience – and which may then become a finished piece in the repertoire.
This project is organised within the framework of Shakespeare Lives programme - an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare's life to coincidence with the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.