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Pop-up Globe School Workshops

An active and creative approach to Shakespeare’s language!

Discover Pop-up Globe’s approach to performing Shakespeare in the playhouse conditions for which Shakespeare wrote.

These 90-minute workshops engage students with Shakespeare’s text in a practical and dynamic way and can be designed for primary to university aged students.  The workshops will explore ways in which to connect with the characters and explore audience engagement on our unique Pop-up Globe stage. Each session includes a tour of the Pop-up Globe theatre.

A minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 students can be accommodated in each workshop, and a minimum of two teachers are required. When booking, please specify the year group of your class and the production from the Pop-up Globe 2017 season you would like to work on.

Only purchase one group ticket per group session.

Workshops are led by Pop-up Globe company members, all of whom have first-hand experience of Pop-up Globe’s rehearsal room practice as assistant directors or theatre education specialists.

Capacity is limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so book your tickets now. Please wear appropriate, comfortable clothing for the workshops.

Cost: $400

Dates:

Friday 17th March (sold out)

Friday 24th March (sold out)

Friday 31st March

Friday 7th April

Friday 14th April

Friday 5th May

Friday 12th May

Time: 11.30am-1pm, Pop-up Globe Stage

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Designed for teachers of English and Drama from secondary to tertiary level, this workshop focuses on directing the Shakespearean theatre form.  Miles Gregory, Director of Henry V, will explore sections of text in detail, unlocking Shakespeare's intentions and using Elizabethan original practice staging techniques to bring the text to life. This workshop brings together textual work with simple and effective performance techniques that demonstrate the 'Shock of the Old' - the incredible power of Shakespeare's text when performed using the same techniques used by Shakespeare's own company four hundred years ago. These include work on cue scripts, verse and prose, formal and informal address, direct audience address, public and private dialogue and Elizabethan mise en scene.

Miles Gregory is the Artistic Director and Founder of Pop-up Globe. He has formerly held positions as Director of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director and CEO of The Maltings Theatre, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Regional Producer (Bristol) for Shakespeare's Globe, London, and as Artistic Director of the British Touring Shakespeare Company. He has directed over twenty professional productions of Shakespeare around the world including seasons in London's West End, UK national tours and site-specific productions. Last year he directed the hugely successful production of Twelfth Night for Pop-up Globe. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Staging Shakespeare

Please book promptly to ensure your place as workshop size is limited to 12 participants.

When: Tuesday 28 March, 9-3pm

Where: Cellarage, Pop-up Globe, 32 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn

Capacity: 12 participants Cost: $250 per participant

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MASTERCLASSES

The Pop-up Globe Masterclass series consist of workshops for experienced and emerging theatre practitioners with a background in performance. Classes will explore dynamic approaches to unlocking Shakespearean text, directing techniques, vocal dynamics in the unique space of the Pop-up Globe, as well as producing for large-scale shows.

 

Acting for Shakespeare Masterclass with Ben Naylor (UK)

Unlock the power of Shakespearean performance with British Director Ben Naylor through rigorous textual and dramatic analysis, while drawing on improvisation and play to liberate the body and imagination. You will explore the psycho-dramatic structures the playwright embeds in his form and language, and the intimate and truthful relationship between actor and audience.

Ben Naylor is director of Pop-up Globe’s 2017 production of Othello and was director of the  2016 season of ‘Romeo & Juliet’. He is also a teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and has extensive directing experience around the world. Ben has taught acting at Shakespeare's Globe, the Shakespeare Centre, the Method Studio, LAMDA, ASAD, Cambridge University, Queen Mary and Westfield, Kingston University, Birkbeck College, at Berlin’s Forum fur Filmschauspiel, and in the US, New Zealand, Israel and Greece; he also currently teaches for Florida State University’s Theatre Academy London.  

Spaces are limited to 12 actors who are either training or have graduated from a tertiary level drama school or have working experience in the performing arts industry.

All participants will be contacted and asked to prepare a scene from a Shakespearean play written after 1595 before attending the masterclass.

Last day to register for the masterclass is March 10th

Group 1:

Friday 17th March

4-10pm

Where: Pop-up Globe, Cellarage, 32 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn.

Only 12 spaces available

Cost: $125 equity members, $135 non-equity members

 

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Producing Masterclass with Miles Gregory

The producer plays a critical role in realising the vision and potential of a project. The producer oversees the overall production, monitoring and managing everything from the budget and contracts to securing venues, suppliers and gathering a team.

In this targeted, intensive workshop participants will develop and enhance their knowledge and ability in the key processes and practices in producing a theatre project ranging from negotiating deals, contracting, budgeting, raising funds and managing a team.

Miles Gregory is the Artistic Director and Founder of Pop-up Globe. He has formerly held positions as Director of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director and CEO of The Maltings Theatre, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Regional Producer (Bristol) for Shakespeare's Globe, London, and as Artistic Director of the British Touring Shakespeare Company. He has directed over twenty professional productions of Shakespeare around the world including seasons in London's West End, UK national tours and site-specific productions. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Staging Shakespeare from Exeter University and a PhD in Shakespeare in Performance from Bristol University.

Capacity is limited to 12 per person and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Pop-up Globe Auckland is a full-scale working temporary replica of the second Globe Theatre originally built by Shakespeare and his company in 1614, the result of ground-breaking international academic research. With a steel frame ‘skinned’ in plywood, the Pop-up Globe fuses cutting-edge scaffold technology with 400-year-old designs and superb contemporary performances to create an immersive 360-degree experience unlike any other.

When: Sat 1st April

10.30-1.30pm

Where: Pop-up Globe, Cellarage, 32 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn

Cost: $60 equity members, $65 non-equity

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Voice Masterclass at Pop-up Globe with Sylvia Rands

Pop-up Globe is a rare performing space which demands all the skills of the actor to be fully awake. One of the most important elements in this Round 'O' which offers Shakespeare’s brilliance to the world, is perhaps the Voice - whose every nuance is able to be felt tangibly by the audience. The space demands both epic and intimate performance and the voice must be capable of the power and the subtlety to serve both the demands of the text and the space. Sylvia will teach her Four Elements Voice process and its application to performance as participants work with a short section of a self-chosen monologue.

Sylvia Rands is one of NZ’s most experienced voice teachers and an actor of 35 years experience. She has toured the country with her solo Shakespeare show Such Sweet Thunder and performed on the stage of Shakespeare's Globe (London) when participating in Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ’s International Fellowship in 2009. She is Pop-up Globe's vocal coach for the 2017 season.

”Rands commands the stage utilising a wonderful array of vocal techniques to hold the audience spellbound as she swings from contemptuous irony to explosively timed humour and a brief moment of heartfelt anguish as the play reaches its electrifying climax.” - NZ Herald, Paul Simei-Barton The House of Bernarda Alba, 2010

Pop-up Globe is a full-scale working temporary replica of the second Globe Theatre originally built by Shakespeare and his company in 1614, the result of ground-breaking international academic research. With a steel frame ‘skinned’ in plywood, the Pop-up Globe fuses cutting-edge scaffold technology with 400-year-old designs and superb contemporary performances to create an immersive 360-degree experience unlike any other. 

Capacity is limited to 12 participants and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so book your tickets now. Please wear appropriate, comfortable clothing for the workshops.

When: Tuesday 4th April

2-5pm

Where: Pop-up Globe Stage, Ellerslie

Cost: $60 equity members, $65 non-equity

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Stage Combat Masterclass with Alexander Holloway

Alexander Holloway is the fight director for the Pop-up Globe Theatre Company. After both fighting and fight directing In London's West End, Alexander came to New Zealand to teach workshops for schools and to direct fights for theatre productions across the country.

In this Masterclass experienced and emerging performers and drama practitioners will learn the art of stage fighting, drawing on different techniques using the short sword and other forms of combat, in an engaging, safe and entertaining manner.

You can follow this link to watch Alexander's teaching video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz-Dc9gjjjI

A maximum of 10 people can be accommodated in this workshop. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so book your tickets now. Please wear appropriate, comfortable clothing for the workshops.

Pop-up Globe Auckland is a full-scale working temporary replica of the second Globe Theatre originally built by Shakespeare and his company in 1614, the result of ground-breaking international academic research. With a steel frame ‘skinned’ in plywood, the Pop-up Globe fuses cutting-edge scaffold technology with 400-year-old designs and superb contemporary performances to create an immersive 360-degree experience unlike any other.

When: Friday 5 May. 1.30pm - 4pm (NEW DATE)

Where: Pop-up Globe Stage, Ellerslie

Cost: $60 equity members, $65 non-equity

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TOURS

Guided Tours

"Suppose now within the girdle of these walls..." - Chorus, Henry V

Unlock the secrets of Pop-up Globe with one of our 40 minute guided tours.

Explore Pop-up Globe, including the background of the Second Globe Theatre on which Pop-up Globe is based. From the initial plans to final construction and the symbiotic relationship between the theatre and Shakespeare's work, our informative and friendly guides will share with you their extensive knowledge on this remarkable performance space.

Pop-up Globe Auckland is a full-scale temporary working replica of the second Globe Theatre originally built by Shakespeare and his company in 1614, and is the result of ground-breaking international academic research. With a steel frame ‘skinned’ in plywood the Pop-up Globe fuses cutting-edge scaffold technology with 400-year-old designs and superb contemporary performances to create an immersive 360-degree experience unlike any other.

Only 25 tickets are available per guided tour.

Cost: $15

Capacity is limited so we strongly recommend prior booking to avoid disappointment. Please note that any remaining door tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability.

Access: We regret that due to the nature of the theatre building, including numerous steps and uneven surfaces, wheelchair access is not available for our guided tours. Wheelchair access is available for our performances, by prior booking. Please wear appropriate footwear for guided tours.

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Heaven and Hell Tours

“Bring with thee airs from heaven, or blasts from hell” - Hamlet

Discover behind-the-scenes secrets of Pop-up Globe with our most unique back-stage guided tour!

Our exclusive 80-minute backstage tour is for the adventurous, taking you high to the heavens - the attic above the stage - and down to hell, the trapdoor of the stage itself. Tour highlights include learning about sound effects used in Shakespeare's time, the chance to stand on the Pop-up Globe stage and behind-the-scenes access to where you can see some of the handmade props and costume pieces, and maybe even try on a hat or two! Our informative and friendly guides will share with you their extensive knowledge on this remarkable performance space.

Pop-up Globe Auckland is a full-scale working temporary replica of the second Globe Theatre originally built by Shakespeare and his company in 1614, and is the result of ground-breaking international academic research. With a steel frame ‘skinned’ in plywood the Pop-up Globe fuses cutting-edge scaffold technology with 400-year-old designs and superb contemporary performances to create an immersive 360-degree experience unlike any other.

Only 10 tickets are available per Heaven & Hell guided tour. Capacity is limited so we strongly recommend prior booking to avoid disappointment. Please note that any remaining door tickets will be on a first come first served basis and subject to availability.

Please note this tour involves steps, heights and confined spaces. Please wear covered, flat shoes. R13

Cost: $40

Access: We regret that due to the nature of the theatre building, including numerous steps and uneven surfaces, wheelchair access is not available for our guided tours. Wheelchair access is available for our performances, by prior booking.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 

Family Jig Workshop at Pop-up Globe

Every performance at Pop-up Globe finishes with a rousing jig, a way of bringing the actors and audience together to celebrate and acknowledge the play they have just experienced together. Join Megan Adams (Queen's Company Movement Director) and Kasina Campbell (Associate Director and Movement Choreographer for Much Ado About Nothing) for a morning of dance on stage at Pop-up Globe these school holidays.  You will learn a section of the pacific flavoured jig from Much Ado About Nothing and a section of the Middle Eastern Folk influenced jig from Othello. By the end of the workshop you will have the opportunity to perform these two jigs on the Pop-up Globe stage!

This is an all ages and abilities workshop so grab your kids, grandparents, friends, partners and meet us on stage to dance the jig! Please bring water/ stretchy clothing/ Lavalava or Sarong if you can!

When: Wednesday 19th April, 10.30am-12.30pm

Where: Pop-up Globe stage, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera

Cost: $15

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Clowning Workshop   Come learn the basics of clowning with Kieran Mortell of Pop-up Globe's Queen's Company. Try out different types of commedia dell'arte characters, play around with props and learn some slapstick basics, on the Pop-up Globe stage these school holidays! For ages 10+   When: Tuesday 18th April, 10.30-12pm Cost: $15   Book here!

 

PRE-SHOW TALKS

Gain a unique behind-the-scenes insight into Pop-up Globe with our free half hour pre-show talks with members of the company. These events take place in the marquee at the Shakespeare Gardens before the show. Discover fascinating insights into the creative process within the Pop-up Globe Company.

Capacity is limited and seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

When: Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 7pm and Sundays from 2:00pm - 2:30pm.

Where: The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Avenue Remuera Auckland

 

PANEL DISCUSSION SERIES
This panel discussion series, brought to you by Pop-up Globe, invites special guest speakers from the national and international theatre stage to engage in lively debates on both new and age-old topics.

Capacity is limited and seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All panel discussions are free and are hosted at the Pop-up Globe studio, 32 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn. Speakers to be announced.

To register your interest please email hello@popupglobe.co.nz with your name, mobile and panel topic you are interested in attending.

The discussions are from 6pm to 7.15pm every Tuesday from March 21st onwards
 

Tuesday March 21st Panel Discussion
Othello: a racist play?

Othello is commonly thought of as Shakespeare’s ‘race play.’ But in the 15th and 16th century the subject of race was not as problematic as it is today. The world had not yet experienced the horrors of colonialism and slavery that we, in contemporary society, have seen in history.

Was the play written with the perspective of race in mind or do we, in the 21st century, see it through the prism of race because of historical circumstances?

 

Tuesday March 28th Panel Discussion
Much Ado About Nothing: A modern romantic comedy?

Love is inarguably the main subject in Much Ado About Nothing and is presented in many different forms through the various character relationships. It is a universal experience, a feeling mutually understood by individuals throughout history and all over the world.

Commonly performed across four centuries, Much Ado About Nothing is a timeless laugh-out-loud romantic masterpiece. How does the primary theme - love - resonate with modern audiences? Is this a work that transcends generations and resonates with lovers as strongly now as it did 400 years ago?

 

Tuesday 4th April Panel Discussion 
As You Like It: gender’s ultimate exploration?

Shakespeare’s As You Like It features a cross-dressing heroine whose disguise as "Ganymede" allows Shakespeare to explore the fluidity of gender and challenge traditional ideas about what it means to be a man or a woman.

This gender-bending game of make-believe is complicated even further by the fact that historically the actor playing the role of "Rosalind" would have been played by a man, as the King's Company cast of As You Like It draw on. The 2017 Pop-up Globe season of As You Like It explores gender and sexuality further by subverting the character of Phoebe to "Phebus", allowing for an exploration around homosexual identity.

Is Shakespeare making a point in As You Like It that gender sexuality are fluid constructs, that gender roles can be imitated and performed, whether in theater or in real life?

 


Tuesday 18th April Panel Discussion  (POSTPONED)
All-male Shakespeare: Historically accurate or sexist?

Same-sex casting in Shakespeare is a convention employed by theatre companies all over the world. Historically, theatre was a man’s profession - 400 years ago Shakespeare’s stage was exclusive only to male actors.

Today equality on stage is more pertinent than it ever was before. Yet theatre companies, including Pop-up Globe, enjoy the practice of recreating centuries old theatre to delight audiences in the shock of the old through historically accurate set, props, costume, text or casting. Is historically accurate casting still relevant or does it perpetuate sexism in the theatre industry?

We will also discuss at this panel the theme of Shakespeare's approach to writing female characters - misogynist or feminist?  



Tuesday 25th April Panel Discussion
Should NZ theatre be made by NZ practitioners only?

New Zealand has a wonderfully diverse and intimate theatre community. Work created in New Zealand can be seen on the international stage and New Zealand practitioners often travel abroad to both study and work in other theatre communities.

In exchange non-New Zealand practitioners travel to New Zealand to also study and work. Yet there has always been some contention when an international practitioner is offered a position over a New Zealander.

Unlike the international stages of London and New York, opportunities in New Zealand are more limited for casting, venues and funding. Does the value that comes from international collaboration between artists outweigh ensuring ongoing and consistent work for New Zealand practitioners?  

 

Tuesday 2nd May Panel Discussion
Henry V: War Criminal or Hero? 

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.”

Henry V’s immortal, heroic and glorified speech from one of Shakespeare’s finest history plays depicts a man leading thousands of his men into a bloody battlefield and ultimately to victory against insurmountable odds.   He can be seen as inspiring, relatable, fair, responsible - a true leader.

But like so many other wartime leaders, Henry was also without doubt a perpetrator of massacres and murders of soldiers and civilians alike, so does that make him a villain? Or an archetypical king?

 

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