Rodney Cottier is the Head of Drama School at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) – the world’s oldest drama conservatory. Rodney has 35 years experience as a stage director and teacher of stage combat, acting and text at LAMDA, were he has directed 25 plays from Shakespeare’s canon. As a fight director, Rodney has worked at Shakespeare’s Globe as Master-of-Fight, choreographing several productions including Mark Rylance’s Hamlet. His Shakespeare Masterclass is interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun! Special focus will be given to the “Bloody Rag” Speech in Henry VI.
The lecture is free of charge, runs two hours, and is geared to all levels of experience, with something in it for everyone – from those just starting out to old pros. All are welcome, and the more who attend, the merrier. No special preparation is required, but if they can, participants should please bring copies of Shakespeare’s complete works, any edition.