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Auslan Dramaturgy of Shakespeare

Wednesday 21 September 2022 - 10:00AM-2:00PM

Professional development workshop for performing artists with who are d/Deaf to learn how to interpret and deliver Auslan in a performance setting.

A continuation of the Auslan Dramaturgy of Shakespeare workshop from Undercover Artist Festival 2021, Racheal Missingham will take you through basic dramaturgy and script analysis before unpacking what it takes to translate an English script into Auslan ready for a performance. You will learn how to translate narrative and meaning – including subtext – to ensure the integrity of the story is honoured.

Shakespeare’s language has its own rhythm and structure. So does Auslan – we put its poetry, metaphor and comedy centre-stage.

Performing Shakespeare in Auslan provides a natural story-telling and poetic imagery. Translating the rich, pun-riddled text of Shakespeare into Auslan is not an easy feat.

In this workshop, you will learn about the dramaturgical approach and use this knowledge to assist in Auslan translation of a Shakespeare script. Through collaboration you will work to unpack the language, concept and meaning when working with directorial vision.

Auslan Skills

Prior Auslan skills must be at conversational level as this is not a teaching class. This workshop is an extension of the Auslan Dramaturgy of Shakespeare workshop delivered at Undercover Artist Festival 2021. New and previous participants are encouraged to join.

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Workshop INFO

Tickets: $75
Venue: La Boite Theatre
6 Musk Avenue,
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Light lunch provided, please indicate dietary requirements during registration.

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