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Performing Jonson for the 21st Century

In July we were joined by Olivier-award winning actor Henry Goodman to begin to explore performing Jonson’s First Folio. Goodman, who has played the titular role in Volpone and Kitely in Every Man in His Humour, worked with Mike Cordner on speeches from Volpone, Every Man In his Humour and Sejanus. The rehearsals and later performances were filmed under the direction of Simon van der Borg.

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Watch the Volpone workshop.

Watch the Every Man In His Humour workshop.

Watch the Sejanus workshop.

Performing Jonson – Volpone

In the first workshop,  Henry Goodman and Professor Michael Cordner explored the performance challenges and demands of  Volpone, which Henry played for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Trevor Nunn’s production at the Swan in 2015.

The session combines detailed table work with rehearsal performances of Volpone’s opening  soliloquy on the Department’s main stage.

The workshops were supported by a Culture and Communications Research Priming award from the University of York.

Next: Watch the Every Man In His Humour workshop.

Watch the Sejanus workshop.

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Performing Jonson – Every Man In His Humour

In the second workshop, Henry Goodman and Professor Michael Cordner explored the performance challenges and demands of Every Man In His Humour, in which Henry played the role of Kitely in John Caird’s 1986 production with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan.

The workshops were supported by a Culture and Communications Research Priming award from the University of York.

Back: Watch the Volpone workshop.

Next: Watch the Sejanus workshop.

Return to the Performing Jonson page.