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Commedia del Arte Workshop with Calum Robshaw

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About Calum

Having trained with one of the world’s leading practitioners in physical comedy: Antonio Fava. Calum teaches workshops, specialising in Commedia del Arte. Focusing on a varied age range, his workshops focus on the discipline of the character’s steps and physicality’s.

These workshops are extremely beneficial for integrating a heightened use of the actors body to explore depth of a character through improvisation and devising.

Calum has taught at various schools including, ICAT, Arts Ed, South Hill Park, Central Sussex College, Hurst College and Dragon Drama

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My Commedia workshops focus primarily on the discipline of a character and the depth an Actor can go in order to effectively bring it to life. The classes consist of learning the performative styles and movements of the four archetypes of Commedia. Once the characters are integrated into the Actor’s body we then move onto comedic improvisation with masks and how to devise a short Commedia play (Cannovacci). I offer a 5 day Intensive workshop in Commedia, where we will learn the characters physicality’s and culminate with a small “inhouse” showing of a devised play. The benefits of Commedia del Arte are that the students will have an extensive knowledge of one of the earliest forms of theatre alongside acquiring a “tool belt” of physical performative skills.
The archetypes of Commedia form the basis of many modern acting styles and characters. This gives students an understanding of the roots of comedic acting and strengthens an actor’s ability to build a comedic character with a newly found sense of playfulness. Read more here: http://www.calumrobshaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Workshop-Business-Brief-Calum-Robshaw.pdf

Calum’s Commedia workshop was brilliant. As someone who had no experience in the discipline, I found his explanation of both the physicality and the wants of the characters clear and easy to follow. At whirlwind speed he gave us a solid and exciting grounding in Commedia in performance. I would definitely go again!

Andrew Armfield, Actor

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