So many people are terrified of Shakespeare as his work is often described as difficult, incomprehensible, archaic, intellectual, but he was actually a story-teller for the masses not the elite. Over the years there have been major Shakespeare productions in Shetland – ‘Romeo and Juliet’ performed in Leask’s old garage, ‘Macbeth’ in Scalloway Castle and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Walls Community Garden.
To start the project Shetland Youth Theatre are running a series of workshops designed to make Shakespeare accessible to young people. How to get your tongue round the words; what do they mean; how to tell the story?
Shakespeare is not scary (unlike some of his stories) – Shakespeare is for everyone!
This series of workshops are booked as a block and will allow participants to further develop their drama skills. The workshops will culminate with a short sharing session for family and friends in the Mareel Auditorium.
SYT operates an open-door policy and participants range from 11-25.
Sunday 24th February, 2pm - 5pm, Garrison Theatre
Sunday 3rd March, 2pm - 5pm, Mareel Auditorium
Sunday 10th March, 2pm - 5pm, Garrison Theatre
Sunday 17th March, 2pm - 5pm, Mareel Auditorium