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I feel so lucky to have been part of this dynamic learning experience, one that I would normally have had to be part of a formal program to access. Rob gave MASTERFUL instruction of the multiple strategies that were employed in the writing of the texts, always with a mind to how the actor can exploit them to enhance the audience’s understanding and enjoyment. It was totally obvious that his knowledge came from deep experience as well as study. The atmosphere was simultaneously warm and lively, with doors thrown open for participants’ thoughts and reflections. I felt especially privileged by the range of experience of the small class, but with the sense that great insight could come from any quarter. Rob’s feedback on our monologues and scenes poured forth as from a bottomless spring. If all that sounds too serious, be assured that we had tons of laughs along the way! I’m so glad I did it.

Maggi Veltre

Rob is not only one of the best directors I’ve ever worked with, he’s an inspiring teacher, who very calmly and confidently leads you into the text, unmasking the mysteries and cracking open the code which allows you to not only understand Shakespeare, but actually enjoy Shakespeare more fully.

Elizabeth Dennehy

Rob is a skilled pedagogue who carefully nurtures his students and provides them with clear and concise ways to approach performing Shakespeare. I highly recommend his course to anyone wishing to explore performing Shakespeare.

Conrad Cohen

Rob is a brilliantly engaging and enthusiastic teacher. This course is not didactic but feels hugely collaborative, with differing perspectives welcomed. Participating has equipped me with a huge set of new tools for approaching Shakespeare performance and a big boost in confidence.

Michelle Kelly

Rob is passionate, engaging, incredibly knowledgeable and very generous in his sharing of that knowledge. He’s also very supportive making for a fantastic environment to learn more, challenge yourself and build confidence. I can’t recommend this course enough. It’s been amazing. Thank you .

Joanne Randle

Owning Shakespeare is fantastic for actors, directors, educators and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike! The course serves equally well as as an introduction / revision or development of existing experience- I feel this was its real strength and why all the participants felt stretched and challenged by it. Each week took us through the building blocks of text work, with a focus on practical application of techniques. The discussions and exercises were engaging, fun and varied: they lead logically and supportively towards working on monologues and duologues in the final stages of the course . This was the best experience I have had of working with Shakespeare and, as a result, I have much greater confidence to approach unfamiliar plays. As if this wasn’t enough, learning alongside actors and educators around the world has opened up new friends and contacts for the future!

Vivienne Goodman

Rob’s class was inspirational. Not only does Rob have a vast amount of knowledge regarding Shakespeare – the full canon, original practice, and history – but he is also a passionate, talented, and gifted teacher. Not only did we crack the Shakespeare code, be he helped bring Shakespeare alive in each of us. Don’t hesitate – sign up for Rob’s class before they fill up. You won’t be sorry.

Kevin Long

Rob’s class was inspirational. Not only does Rob have a vast amount of knowledge regarding Shakespeare – the full canon, original practice, and history – but he is also a passionate, talented, and gifted teacher. Not only did we crack the Shakespeare code, be he helped bring Shakespeare alive in each of us. Don’t hesitate – sign up for Rob’s class before they fill up. You won’t be sorry.

Kevin Long

Rob’s course was truly life-altering and accessible to all people, no matter their backgrounds or experience. His course has fundamentally changed the way I read, recite and engage with Shakespeare’s texts. Everyone who engages with Shakespeare, or just wants a way “in,” should take at least one of Rob’s courses. He truly is amazing at what he does.

Kayla Padilla