Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - Micheal Oakley

Sat May 04 2024 at 12:30 pm to 04:30 pm

Spotlight | London

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries  - Micheal Oakley
These events will take place at Spotlight. Non-Spotlight members are welcome to purchase tickets too.
About this Event
Age: 18+
Level: Any
Max Capacity: 20About the workshop
I loved the session and thought it was delivered really well. Very engaging and informative.

This extended workshop offers approaches to the different ways in which heightened texts can be interpreted to speak to modern audiences. Starting with an exploration of the development of Shakespeare’s verse techniques (by comparing the differences between his early and late plays) it also examines how to approach Shakespearean prose. But Shakespeare didn’t stand alone. The session also examines how writers like Marlowe influenced Shakespeare and how Shakespeare in turn was a clear influence on others such as Webster and Middleton.

About Workshop Leader:

Michael Oakley (He/Him) is an award winning theatre director productions include Gin Craze! (Royal & Derngate); Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing (PSwDB, Shakespeare’s Globe). Wuthering Heights (Lamplighter); NOF*CKSGIVEN (Vaults Festival); Infamous, About Leo (Jermyn Street); Private Lives, As You Like It (OSC); William Wordsworth (Theatre by the Lake/ETT); A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Print Room at the Coronet); The Invisible (Bush Theatre); The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic/Lamplighter); Variation on a Theme (Finborough Theatre); Playhouse Creatures (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Changeling (Southwark Playhouse); Edward II (BAC). Wilderness (LAMDA); Citysong, The Seagull, The Threepenny Opera, All My Sons, The Country Wife (East15 Acting School); Julius Caesar, Cymbeline (LIPA). Michael was Trainee Director in Residence at Chichester and a recipient of the prestigious JMK Award for young directors.

Things to note:

- Access requirements: Should you have any access requirements to take part in the session please contact [email protected] at least 7 working days prior to the event.

- Cancellation/refunds: 72 hours (3 working days) cancellation for a full refund. This must be done through the Eventbrite ticket refund process (

- All workshops are for educational purposes and do not constitute any type of formal interview or audition - Spotlight T&Cs and Privacy Policy

- Any materials will be sent at least 24h hours prior to the event. Should you have not received this after this time please email [email protected] at least 4 hours before the event

This event is held in Spotlight's new spaces at 16 Garrick Street. The rooms are accessible from street level with a lift from the ground floor to the 3rd floor.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Spotlight, 16 Garrick Street, London, United Kingdom


GBP 35.00

Sharing is Caring: