Masterclasses and Workshops

While both masterclasses and workshops are delivered with the same level of expertise, masterclasses are more in depth, focusing on theory rather than on a more practical way of approaching the subject. They are also designed to be delivered to a greater number of students – in the past, it has been customary for a lead school to invite pupils from other schools so that the numbers rendered relatively economic for everyone involved. Workshops, on the other hand, are less in depth but more interactive. They are created to be delivered to fewer students, who are encouraged to participate in the activities proposed by the facilitator and actors/actresses.

Masterclasses at the Cervantes Theatre

 

The aim of the masterclasses is to develop a deep understanding of the themes of the particular subject area. They are suitable for any group of people with a level of Spanish of B2 or above or studying for A-level or IB exams. Key features of the masterclasses are:

 

  • The whole masterclass is carried out in Spanish.
  • Masterlasses mix video sessions / sessions with actors / Q & A sessions and discussion. 
  • Where video is used it will be subtitled in Spanish to aid clear comprehension.
  • Sessions will take place at the Cervantes Theatre, which is an intimate auditorium ideal for promoting engagement and understanding .

La Casa de Bernarda Alba – 2.5 hrs/4.5 hrs

Masterclass Consists of 2 actors, 1 facilitator

Programme

Introduction facilitator + Introductory Video  (15min)

The next item is only present in the 4.5 hour masterclass:

Full screening of La Casa de Bernarda Alba in Spanish with Spanish subtitles.
(120 mins)

Selection of Scenes (actresses will perform key scenes in the play) plus Analysis/Discussion  (75min)

Analysis and Discussion will include

Themes of the play
Main Characters
Images
Symbols

Participation reading a scene with some actresses  (15 min – 2 volunteer pupils)

Q&A with the facilitator and actresses (30min)

Wrap-up / Course Questionnaire (5 mins)

Lorca – 2.5 hrs/4.5 hrs

Masterclass Consists of 2 actors, 1 facilitator

Programme

Introduction facilitator + Introductory Video  (15min)

Selection of Scenes from different Lorca Plays (performed by the actors) plus Analysis/Discussion  (75min)

Analysis and Discussion will include

Common Themes
Images
Symbols

Participation reading a scene with some actors  (15 min – 2 volunteer pupils)

Q&A with the session leader and the actors (30min)

Wrap-up / Course Questionnaire (5 mins)

(Please note that this can be turned into a 4.5  hour masterclass by adding a full screening of La Casa de Bernarda Alba. Themes and discussion will continue to be illustrated with reference to multiple Lorca works)

Workshops at the Cervantes Theatre

 

We have developed and piloted, with funding from Arts Council England, a groundbreaking workshop as a wrap around activity for our production of The House of Bernarda Alba. 

The House of Bernarda Alba by Lorca is considered as one of the best and most iconic Spanish plays and is part of the A-level syllabus studied widely all over the UK. 

This pilot project is aimed at young audiences and participants. It was tested with GCSE and sixth form students from St Thomas the Apostle College, a local state school in Southwark. We seized this opportunity to develop through an artistic activity a deep understanding of multiculturalism and the universal purpose of art.

Having received outstanding feedback from both students and teachers, the workshop is now available to any school interested in it. 

 

If you would like to get involved, or want more information on our masterclasses and workshops, contact us at: education@cervantestheatre.com or ring us on 0203 633 4406

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