Episode 5: Jamie Brown
In this acting masterclass, Jamie will be focusing on the works of Shakespeare. Please note: The texts will be displayed throughout the class, however, participants may find it useful to refer to their own copy of Don Adriano’s final speech which closes Act 1, Scene 2 of Love’s Labours Lost. A pen may also be of use throughout the session, neither is strictly necessary though.
The session runs for approx 30 mins and is made up of 3 parts:
- Welcome and Introduction
- Route Maps and Shakespeare – Test-Drive
- Route Maps and Shakespeare – Extended Route
About Jamie: From Gateshead, Jamie trained at Bretton Hall (3-year ACTING), and is an established actor of 14 years (When the Boat Comes In, Hadaway Harry*, The Man and the Donkey*) and director of 5 years (Bobby Robson Saved My Life, Geordie The Musical), receiving widespread acclaim, and garnering Journal Culture, North-East Theatre Guide, Buxton Fringe, and WOW 24/7 awards and nominations. Alongside his passion for regional theatre, Jamie also specializes in Shakespeare and is a long-standing Associate Artist, and Learning Director (2012-present) of 1623 Theatre Company, where he has taken on roles including Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo, Bottom, Troilus and many more since 2007. Elsewhere, he has toured the UK in productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It, as well as appearing as Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (The Customs House).
He is a regular guest director for the Shakespeare Schools Festival, as well as an associate for the Theatre Royal Newcastle’s actor training programme – Project A. Early in 2020, Jamie received an Inspirational Educator Award from London Livery Company -The Trust of the Worshipful Company of Educators, where this year’s theme was ‘Teaching Shakespeare in Challenging Settings’.