Masterclass - Working With Shakespeare

Beginning Monday 28 February.
This Masterclass will focus on giving you the experience and tools to perform in any Shakespearean play with complete confidence.

Theatre masterclass: The English method of playing Shakespeare“, is aimed not only at actors of institutional, off and amateur theatres, but also at all those who are interested in theatre, stage and Shakespeare.

Designed to look at Shakespeare from the point of view of professional English theatre and allowing participants to discover how important his work is in the reality that surrounds us – as well as learn the art of performing Shakespearean characters on stage from two directors currently listed as the best in Poland!

You will learn from one of the most popular British actors and directors, Don Allen, and three-time Golden Mask winner for the best director, Grzegorz Kempinsky.

Grzegorz and Don will work with you on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays – Hamlet.

During the workshop, you will delve into the subject of the iambic pentameter, poetic tools and their importance in working on Shakespearean plays, and how they have a huge impact on building characters and their stage motivations.

As you know, Shakespeare used three main types of text: white verse, rhyming verse, and prose. You will discover their differences and how (and where!) to recognize them.

Don and Grzegorz will work on specific scenes from Hamlet, but also on monologues – Hamlet, Gertrude, Ophelia and Claudius.

Based on practical examples, we will touch on the relationship between the characters and their motivations depending on the forms of expression used.

And you will also learn how to build and deliver a monologue.

The masterclass will be conducted in both Polish and English, so the basic ability to understand English is necessary, and practical examples will also be based on Shakespeare’s translations into Polish.


Centrum Kultury „Dworek Białoprądnicki”, Papiernicza 2, 31-221 Kraków


Masterclass takes place every Monday between 18:00-21:00.

February – 28

March – 7, 14, 21, 28

April – 4

Enrollment fee: 499zł

*Early Bird enrollment, before 7 February: 399zł