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The Iambic Id – Reinventing Shakespeare from a Psychological Perspective

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Old Fire Station, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Yonder Cloud Theatre specialise in producing plays based around health or social care issues. Their flagship drama, Analyse Thou, has been performed under various guises both in a live setting and across Zoom. Previous outings have seen the Macbeths undergoing marriage guidance counselling, Titania experiencing hypnotherapy, Hamlet being sent for bereavement counselling and much, much more. The tone ranges from high comedy to pathos and sometimes wrenching drama. In every scene, we try to stay true to the text (albeit our interpretation of it), whilst looking for psychological insights that can be backed up by professionals in the field. To this end we have partnered with local mental health organisations such as Response and Oxfordshire MIND.

To tie in with their latest version of Analyse Thou (OFS, Friday 22nd April 2022), Yonder Cloud have created a workshop that will guide you through their unique process of turning Shakespearean text into psychological drama. In the space of 90 minutes, using script extracts provided by our workshop team, you will have created your own short scene, featuring a major Shakespearean figure undergoing therapy. What fresh insights will you arrive at? What secrets will you uncover? Will appeal to writers, actors, Shakespeare buffs, or just interested parties!

Part of Oxfordshire Shakespeare Festival 2022, an eight-day festival celebrating all things Bard.

Please note: this workshop takes place in the Loft, which does not have step-free access.

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The Old Fire Station
40 George St, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

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