Secrets of Acting Shakespeare: First Folio Technique
Secrets of Acting Shakespeare: First Folio Technique
With Acting Coach Sarah Hannah


With the resurgence of period dramas both on stage and especially on the screen, the demand for ‘Classically Trained’ actors has never been greater. Changes in the way you audition has seen an increase in being called upon to audition and self-tape with Shakespearean monologues which could leave you uncertain about how to best prepare. Rarely taught outside a handful of top drama schools, First Folio Technique is widely seen as the gold standard for classical acting. It also makes performing Shakespeare a lot easier! This intensive online workshop will lead you through simple guidelines to demystify and detangle the text, uncover Shakespeare’s clues and learn how to easily decipher what lines mean and how to deliver them. This course can be complimented by our Shakespeare’s Words: The Rules of Verse Speaking – and how Shakespeare Breaks Them! course.

Meet Your Tutor

Sarah Hannah

Actress, Acting and Audition Coach

Sarah Hannah is a highly experienced professional actress, acting and audition coach. Bringing her extensive experience of working on stage and on screen, Sarah will focus on enhancing your passion and understanding of the works of William Shakespeare.

Course Outline

You will be sent a pdf worksheet for this workshop that you will need to write on. It is therefore recommended that you print it out if you can.


Thursday 2nd May 2024

Designed For

All Levels of Ability


6.00pm – 9.00pm (UK Time)

What You'll Love

Improve your confidence with Shakespeare

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  • The First Folio is considered a reliable and authoritative source for Shakespeare’s plays. While there may be some variations and textual issues, it provides a foundational text for many of his works
  • Scholars often refer to it to establish the most accurate versions of Shakespeare’s plays
  • Live Online Workshop via Zoom
  • Suitable if you are (17 yrs+)
  • Attracts a varied age range from 17 yrs+. International Students Welcome
  • The course is taught in English, so it is important that you have proficient English language skills
  • Small Class Size
  • A strong internet connection is required to join our live online courses and workshops. Please test your internet connection before booking as we cannot refund due to technical issues. Please familarise yourself with Zoom before attending your workshop. Your camera will be required to be switched on during the workshop
  • Students will receive a Zoom link via email to join the workshop. Please log on at least 10 mins before the workshop begins
  • Learning Outcomes

  • Discover your passion and understanding of Shakespeare
  • Course Location

    Held Online Via Zoom

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