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Charlie Dupré's Shakespeare Workshops

Sharpen up your Shakespeare!

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Do you have an audition coming up and need help with a monologue?

Are you a teacher looking for a way to get your students excited about their English course?

Just want to play with Shakespeare's stories and characters?

Then get in touch! 

Charlie is a playwright, actor and spoken word artist from London. His solo show, 'The Stories of Shakey P'  re-imagined the Bard as a playground battle rapper, and premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012, before showings at the Arcola, the Roundhouse, Trafalgar Studios and the RSC. In 2016 he won the Rising Star Award at the Let's All Be Free Film Festival for his Arts Council-funded short film, 'Faustus: Remixed', and the following year, his first ensemble play, 'Macblair' told the story of Tony Blair as a Macbeth-style tragicomedy. It played the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes to critical success, and was one of The Scotsman’s Top 6 hot picks for political shows 2017. In 2019, it's sequel, 'Boris Rex'  was nominated for an Off-Westend Award during its run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. His most recent play, 'ein Sumpf bildet sich' won the Finborough Theatre's ETPEP Award's runner up prize.

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What are the options?

One-to-one coaching


Perhaps you are an actor needing specialised focus on a particular text or character.

Or perhaps your son or daughter would like a more dynamic introduction to the world of Shakespeare.

All is possible in these individual sessions, tailored to your needs, either online or in person. Drop me a message for a free consultation!

School workshops

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This is the ultimate in-practice training, suitable for school groups Year 8 and upwards, or adults.

We begin each workshop with some Shakespeare-themed games and activities, followed by a short devising challenge, before we get into some juicy scenes and soliloquies.

Everyone will be given the chance to perform something. We'll look at how the language and rhythm inform the character choices, and how this can be portrayed to maximum effect. 

Workshops can range from one full day to an entire week. Each programme culminates in a sharing, or if possible, a full production! 

Online group sessions


I also offer online sessions for groups of 3-6, in which we read a Shakespeare play, stopping scene by scene to discuss language, character and content in forensic detail.

Perfect for a group of friends, students, colleagues or actors, who want to go deeper with their understanding Shakespeare or just to connect over a satisfying shared project.

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Charlie and Sarah discuss the way in which Shakespeare uses Iambic Pentameter to set pace and create tension in a dialogue between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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Mit Witz, Charme und viel Feingefühl schafft Charlie in der Klasse eine wunderbare Atmosphäre, in der selbst der coolste und der schüchternste Schüler Funken fängt. Und gleichzeitig haucht ihnen Charlie in seiner erfrischenden Echtheit eine Ahnung davon ein, wieviel Freude das Spiel mit Sprache, mit Wörtern und Rhythmus machen kann. Sie sind in der Tat begeistert und sie wollen immer noch spielen!'

- S. Lenner, Maria-Theresa Gymnasium, München 


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